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If we were a moon of Jupiter...

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brianvds
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« on: August 18, 2013, 09:51:03 AM »

Very nice photo manipulation here:

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/07/picture-of-the-day-if-jupiter-was-the-same-distance-as-the-moon/

Also read the links about some of the effects such a scenario would have on Earth. I'm sure our resident physics and astronomy nerds will have much to add too. :-)


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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 10:10:35 AM »

I do enjoy these artistic science mock-ups, such as that of newly discovered extra solar planets and their imagined life forms. This one is a particularly well done and thought provoking picture, because its creator presumably relied more on scientific measurements and mathematics, and less on the imagination. The only thing detracting from its realism is the conspicuous failure to adhere to the Fundamental Dictum of Astronomy: For any celestial observation, the interest value of an object is directly proportional to the density of the terrestrial cloud cover.

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