Rather, a scientist refers to the phenomenon of a star twinkling down on Earth as stellar scintillation
. And according to them, stars actually don't twinkle.
THE scientific name for the twinkling of stars is stellar scintillation
. Stars twinkle when we see them from the Earth's surface because we are viewing them through thick layers of moving air in the Earth's atmosphere.
THIS is known as stellar scintillation
and is due to atmospheric turbulence.