WONDER #1818: Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Question 1 of 3

The twinkling of stars is also known as astronomic what?

  1. scintillation
  2. enumeration
  3. proliferation
  4. summarization

Question 2 of 3

The twinkling of stars is caused by light from stars passing through turbulence in Earth’s what?

  1. core
  2. atmosphere
  3. oceans
  4. mountains

Question 3 of 3

Planets don’t appear to twinkle because they are what compared to stars?

  1. farther
  2. more distant
  3. closer
  4. larger

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