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What If Other Planets Appeared Instead Of The Moon
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What If Other Planets Appeared Instead Of The Moon

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You probably know that feeling when you‘re trying to understand how big the universe really is, but you end up with your head about to explode. It gets slightly easier when there‘s some kind of context available, so we can make comparisons and get an idea of scale.

A while ago, a guy behind the Youtube channel named Yeti Dynamics created a video showing how big the planets in our solar system actually are, by placing them in a context we are familiar with: sky. The video was recently shared on Instagram and became quite popular in just a few days. Since the moon is something we see every night, Yeti Dynamics decided to replace it with other planets to give us an opportunity to understand their real size. This video shows us how would we see the sky if the Moon was replaced by Mars, Venus, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, and Saturn (Mercury and Pluto are intentionally not shown by the author since they‘re pretty much the same size as the Moon). Starting from the smallest, the video ends with Saturn, which would actually look quite surreal if it was so close to Earth. Scroll down to see it for yourself!

More info: youtube.com

This video replaces the Moon with other planets in our solar system to show how big they are

Mars

Venus

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Neptune

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Uranus

Jupiter

Saturn

You can see it in the video below:

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ItsYaBoi
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I saw Saturn orbiting the earth I would thing the world would be ending

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Dian Ella Lillie
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you want a story in this astronomical vein look up 'Inconstant Moon', season 2, episode 12 of 'The Outer Limits'. It's poop-your-pants-worthy, although not as much as 'Melancholia' by Lars von Trier...

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ItsYaBoi
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I saw Saturn orbiting the earth I would thing the world would be ending

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Dian Ella Lillie
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you want a story in this astronomical vein look up 'Inconstant Moon', season 2, episode 12 of 'The Outer Limits'. It's poop-your-pants-worthy, although not as much as 'Melancholia' by Lars von Trier...

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