Here is another "Name that Astronomer" trivia question:
There was an astronomer on one of the science channels on cable TV who claimed that stars in the sky were not stars at all, but icebergs floating in space! He claimed that it was indeed cold in space, and the reason why they shine was because the sun was reflecting off of them.
Iam not makeing this up! This was a video clip from the early 1900's, or somewhere around that time. Iam sure someone on this forum knows who this is. Why this is interesting was because I think he was a real astronomer.