Why are there no stars in the Apollo moon landing pictures?
This week our question comes from Tom Domonkos, a listener in St. Catharines, Ontario. Tom emailed us with his question about a particular observation.
"A while ago I was on a trip in the Nevada desert and spent a wonderful evening looking at the stars. I understand that stars look better when you get away from cities and ambient light pollution, and it was a sight to marvel at. Later I was looking at some pictures of the Apollo missions and the astronauts on the moon and of course the famous picture of earth taken from moon. I noticed something remarkable! Space was black in all the pictures I looked at photos from both the module and from the surface of the moon. Why are there no stars in the pictures?"