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I used to look at the big dipper question mark and think why everything in space looks still, yet moving somehow...where are they going..or what holds all the things in space? I was most awed when I learned our planet earth like is moving across space and we are not falling off of it somehow? Also I believed the shooting stars are actually bodies moving off to another space-time dimension!
When I was young, I thought the sky was made out of concrete, aad that everyone painted it blue. Night came because, gradually, people painted it black again so everyone could sleep. Shooting stars were when people ran across the concrete with yellow paint. I was sitting in the middle of Science class one day, and Sir was explaining about night and day, and then I shouted out "So the sky isn't made out of concrete!" My friends have never let me live it down!
I remember when I was in preschool how I thought the moon had a light inside it, which made it glow. I also imagined this great big field of dirt, and that's where the sun and the moon and stars would be when they're not in the sky.
When I was little I believed that all bicycle racks were doorways to different planets. I was always careful not to duck under them lest I find myself among aliens. I was an odd kid.
I used to worry that Earth would bump into another planet or that it would end up too close to the sun and FRY us. :(
i used to believe that stars were people in heaven and the moon was god
I used to believe that the sun was an oversized colour changing M&M.
I used to think that the moving lights in the night sky were the stars being moved around to keep the sky more interesting.
I didn't know they were airplanes.
I used to believe that the sun and moon were married. I used to call them Mr. Sun and Mrs. Moon. I thought that whenever Mr. Sun was out, then Mrs. Moon had gone shopping, and if Mrs. Moon was out, then Mr. Sun had gone fishing... I couldn't quite figure out why they never stayed in the sky at the same time.
This is not my belief but one that a young girl in my colege astonomy class held. Despite a lot of ribbing and scientific evidence to the contrary, this poor girl still believes what her Mother told her when she was a child.
Her belief was that the sun and the moon are the same. In other words, the sun turns into the moon when night falls.
When I was three or four, I remember believing that people lived on the moon. Not just some people, but all people. Including myself and my family...everyone.
I would gaze up at the moon in the night sky often, and wonder how such a clear reflection could show up there. It wasn't until I finally asked my parents that I learned we lived on planet earth.
I have no clue why I thought that we lived on the moon...
I used to believe that on certain TV shows and movies, that when they said "Houston we have a problem" they were talking to this guy named houston, not talking to NASA in Houston, Texas. I was like "Why do they keep talking to this guy named houston?" Of couse my family tryed not to laugh at me but they couldn't help it.
I used to think the moon was a giant rock type thing with space dust on it...now I am much older and know that it is made out of cheese.
i used to believe, very far below, right at the bottom of space there were huge treasure trunks full of giant rubies and pearls and fairies and giants guarded them.it was all really pretty
I used to believe that Moon is the kid of Sun, because it has less light and Moon smiles with kids.
i used to think that because people would say that they lived "in" a certain city, or country, like, "I live IN chicago" or "i live IN the u.s.a." that the same thing applied to which planet you lived on. so i figured that earth was almost like an inflatable beach ball, and we lived inside if it. thats how i explained why there was a blue sky and that you would eventually be able to touch it if you got up high enough. i also figured that the astronauts would have to blast a hole in the sky in order to get out. i figured the stars were all the holes the astronauts had blasted.
when i was like 9 or 10
my brother thought me some basic stuff about atoms and stuff like that.
so i found it very interesting that the way the electrons float around the proton-neutron core was the same way that the planets go around the sun, then i thought "hey, maybe the solar system is one big atom"
and i'm not kidding
gosh, i was so much smarter 8(
My grandfather once explained to me that the sun is a giant ball of fire hanging in space. Well, I could picture that easily enough, but I had to wonder what the other end of the sun's string was tied to...
I believed for a very long time that the Moon was the back of the sun. My big brother told me that and it would make sense: Everyday the sun shines because it faces us and at night it faces other people and we're actually looking at it's butt! I feel so silly sharing this!
When i was reallllllllly little like 2, or something, i used to think that i owned to moon and i would sob and sob whenever "my" moon didnt come out. (like if it was cloudy or a new moon or something)