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I was playing with a friend when I first saw a quarter moon. I went inside and nervously informed my mother, "Mom...Sorry but, I broke the moon."
I used to think you had to get off planet Earth and get on a spaceship to go to another country and that all countries were different planets.
when i was little my dad told me that stars were people who had died and gone to heaven. i would always go outside and pick out my g-ma and g-pa and cousins. when i was in the 4th grade my teacher told me that stars were big balls of gas. i went home cried, and called my dad a liar. but i sitll believe in and im in the 11th grade.
when i was like 7 i used to be really energetic and played alot outside. i used to look at the sun alot. wherever i would go it would go, so i thought that the sun was following me...i even tried to run away from the sun but it wouldnt stop following me. i couldnt juke it. and whenever the sun would go down i thought it was tired of following me and the moon would come out to play.Even my friend believed this.
I used to think that stars were just big holes in a shoe box, a shoe box that we all lived in as pets of a huge giant. Every day when the sun came out that would be him taking the top off of the box and shinning a light in on us all to watch us. At night he closed the lid when he went to bed, but being the nice giant he was left us little air holes as stars so that we could breathe. The moon was our night light, which some nights he forgot to turn on
I used to believe that all planets have the same:
1. gravitational force
2. air pressure
3. temparature range
4. air composition
5. period of rotation
6. period of revolution around its star
I used to believe that there really was a man in the moon named Tigger and the stars were all his friends. I even used to smile and say goodnight to him through my window before I went to bed at night.
--I thought that, at night, a giant black blanket was thrown over the top of the world (which I believed was like a snow globe dome) and that the stars were little pin point sized holes someone poked in.
My older sister had come home from school one day and she told me that htey had learnd all about a planet called pluto. She told me about how pluto was very cold because it was a long way away from the sun. Being a little kid i watched cartoons all the time, and i thought that pluto was a doghouse floating out in space with a really cold dog inside. ( Pluto the Dog, from Mickey Mouse)
I used to belive neil Armstrong jumped onto the moon and everyone saw him cause of course he was half a big as it!
I looked at the moon ever since and pictured an astronaught half as big as the moon standing on it with an american flag!
I also belived (like many people) that the moon followed me while in the car at night.
I was positively convinced that if i ran fast enough towards the moon, i would catch up to it.
The same occurs with shadows.
I spent hours trying to do this!
I never tried to do the same with the sun because, obviously, it was too hot and i could catch on fire!
I used to believe that on the Fourth of July, when they did fireworks, that they were shooting rockets into space and blowing up stars. I would scream and cry because I was scared that the stars pieces would smush me.
that all planets were stars
After reading about the solar system one evening and looking at the pictures of each planet on its orbit (shown as an imaginary line), my cousins and I went out to look at the sky. Shortly thereafter we ran indoors to announce to the adults that we had actually seen some of these orbits up there! Well, apparently there were some searchlights being used in the area whose beams we saw moving across the heavens.
When I was a little girl, I used to believe that sometimes the Moon would break down. The only way NASA could tell it was broken was when it would "smile" at the Earth. NASA would send the astronauts way up there to fix it. Astronauts were REALLY smart because they were the only guys in the whole world who could fix the Moon! My dad went along with it!
When I was 4 I believe that the crickets "chirping" were the stars twinkling.
When I was really little I used to belief that fireworks dropped out of the sky from outer space.
As a small boy growing up in the space age I couldn't figure out why the astronauts never saw the angels as they travelled through the heavens
i used to believe that if a star fell from the sky, the earth would go up to take its place.
I used to be afraid that the moon would fall out of the sky and come crashing thru our roof.