Why do planets look like stars in night sky?

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The sun shines on the surfaces of the planets, which reflects back to earth. The planets are smaller and much dimmer than stars, but since the stars are so far away, their light is scattered and appear to have the same brightness as the planets.
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What are the objects floating in the night sky they seems like stars moving across the sky Are they planets or a sattlite or moving stars?

It is not definite that the objects that you saw is satellites, but there is a high percentage that they are. There are TV satellites and others as well. Not every single one

Why is looking at a star in the night sky like seeing back into time?

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Looks like a red star in the night sky?

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Why do some planets look like stars to us in the sky even though there not?

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How can you tell the difference between a star and a planet when looking up at the night sky?

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Why do stars look like tiny points of light in the night sky?

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What planets look like stars in night sky?

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Why can you see stars and planets in the night sky?

You see stars because nuclear fusion is going on inside them,generating huge amounts of energy, and some of it leaves the star in the form ofvisible light. In other words, sta