This Is What Our Night Sky Would Look Like If Celestial Bodies Were Closer To Earth [VIDEO + stills]


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From breathtaking nebulae to spectacular galaxies, the cosmos is full of stunning celestial objects. Think about how stunning those objects might look if they were close enough to Earth for us to see them in the night sky without having to use a telescope.

The Russian space agency Roscosmos recently took on that thought experiment, creating a series of simulations. The video features the nearby Andromeda galaxy, the iconic Ring Nebula, and even a massive black hole. See the still images of the close-up celestial bodies featured in the video — prepare to be amazed.


Andromeda Galaxy  

YouTube: Studios Roscosmos Andromeda galaxy, the closest galaxy to our own Milky Way, spans 220,000 light-years. In real life, it is located about 2.5 million light-years from Earth.

More info:  Andromeda GalaxyAndromeda Facts | Galaxy Types


Crab Nebula

The stunning Crab Nebula spans about 10 light-years. In real life, it lies approximately 6,300 light-years from Earth.
More info: Crab Nebula


Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

The Globular Cluster of Hercules is roughly 160 light-years in diameter. In real life, the cluster is about 25,000 light-years from Earth.
More info: Messier 13


Ring Nebula

The beautiful Ring Nebula spans roughly 1 light-year. In real life, it sits about 2,000 light-years from Earth.
More info: Ring Nebula


The Pleiades

The Pleiades star cluster is about 10 light-years across. In real life, the cluster lies some 440 light-years from Earth.
More info: Pleiades


Whirpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool Galaxy is 60,000 light-years across and, in real life, 30 million light-years from Earth.

Black Hole

There’s a giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way that’s about 14 million miles across, and 26,000 light-years from Earth.

Supernova

A supernova is an exploding star. Research suggests that the safest distance between Earth and a supernova would be 50 to 100 light-years.
More info: Supernova
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