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  Space: How would other planets look like in Earth's orbit
   
   
 
 
 
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9th Apr 2013, 1:33 AM
Many times I asked myself how Mars or the huge Jupiter would look like from Earth if it were orbiting at the same distance as our Moon?



I found the answer in the following images and video. It would be simply overwhelming, gravity would go nuts but hypothetically it would look majestic. The picture you see above is how the Mars would look like.



This is the view us Earthlings are used to, the view of a full Moon at a distance of about 240,000 miles (386,240 km).




This is how the Venus, which is three and a half times larger than the Moon would look like from Earth.




Neptune, about 14 times larger than the Moon. A blue giant would occupy quite a large chunk of our night sky.




Urans is about the same size as Neptune, so the view would be quite similar.




Ok, now we are talking huge. The Saturn with its famous rings is about 35 times larger than the Moon. The view would be impressive and considering the size of it, it would probably be the other way around, we would be the ones in Saturn's orbit.




As the Saturn isn't big enough, this is how the gas giant Jupiter would look like from Earth if it were orbiting at the same size as the Moon. Being forty times larger than the Moon it would sure make an impression on the sky. Too bad we would probably all be dead as a result of gravity forces and Jupiter's deadly radiation.

And for the grand finale, check out the amazing video which will help you imagine the planets being at the same place as the Moon even more clearly.



Source: YouTube & io9.com

changed: Spaceman (9th Apr 2013, 11:34 AM)
 
 
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10th Apr 2013, 3:00 AM
Nice one Spaceman, Jupiter looks nuts. And I'm curious, can you explain the "deadly radiation" bit?
 
 
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10th Apr 2013, 3:09 AM
Anyone seen the Melancholia movie by Lars von Trier? It's about the planet approaching the Earth, very spectacular and highly recommended.


 
 
 
   
   
 
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