Look at the stars....

Look at the stars....

.....look how they shine for you..........yeah, they were all yellow.....

Yes. Those are Coldplay lyrics.

Yes. I dislike Coldplay.

I mention them merely to point out their inaccuracy because in fact the stars are NOT all yellow. Stars come in lots of different colours, and their colour depends on the temperature of the star, so not only is the song boring, it is also wrong.

But I am not here just to poke holes in Chris Martin lyrics, I mean mostly to talk of stars. And of space in general. And Brian Cox...

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