1. Vedic cosmology: stars are like the moon

    Modern scientists and astronomers try to explain the cosmic situation and the vastness of space, and some of them believe that all the glittering stars are different suns. From Bhagavad-gita, however, we understand that all these stars (naksatras) are like the moon, in that they reflect the sunshine [Bg 15.12]. They are not independent luminaries.

    Srila Prabhupada, SB 5.16.4, purport