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What Might Other Planets Look Like in Our Sky?

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We've seen the cool photos of what it would look like from Earth to see the other planets in our sky. Imagine standing in awe on a street corner as you gazed at Jupiter or Saturn above the horizon. This is a great video that shows what it might look like. Enjoy!

The videographer intentionally left out Mercury and Pluto because they would probably look just like our own moon. 

Here are some fun facts, by the videographer, to go along with the video:

  • We would not be engulfed by Jupiter or any other planet, Jupiter's radius is 71,490 km and the distance to the Moon is 384,000km.
  • We would suffer from really really horrible tides, and Volcanoes And some pretty bad Radiation from Jupiter. It *could* strip away our atmosphere, but haven't done the math. Eventually our planet would become tidally locked (that is the same side of Earth would always face Jupiter. we would Still have some bad tides and volcanoes from being in a slightly ellipitical orbit, and from the other moons of Jupiter, and the Sun having tidal influence. I have not calculated how bad the Tides would be. A Simple guess would be at Least 300 times more exaggerated than they are now, This figure could be way off, it's simply an educated guess.
  • We would not be in the rings of Saturn. Or to rephrase that, we would not be in any of the Visable rings of Saturn, There are some very very faint rings that strech out far that we would be in, but i did not model them.
  •  We would not be crushed by the Gravity of Jupiter, This is not how orbiting works!.
    However, at the Roche limit, we WOULD become a new ring system, The Roche limit is *about* 36,000km above the "surface" of Jupiter or 106,000km from the center of Jupiter. So, to reiterate if the center of Jupiter was 106,000km away from the center of the earth, Our planet would become a new Ring system of Jupiter.
  • Orbiting! Yes! we would be a moon of Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. They are much more massive than the Earth. Venus is about the same size of the Earth and we would orbit around a center point between us.

    The video was made by yetipc1    To see the original video on YouTube Click Here.
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