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Posted by Richard Ruquist on March 27, 2002 14:43:29 UTC

is credited as being the first person to publish the correct reason for why the sky is dark. In his last poem "Eureka" he stated the the sky is dark because of the finite speed of light does not allow us to see the entire universe. I just read about this in Coswell's "The Cosmos at Midnight".

If the speed of light were more infinite so that we could see more of the supposedly infinite universe, the night sky would be brighter as more and more stars would be seen.

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