dragonchild: My interest in astronomy has lately been focused on the outliers -- rogue planets and stars located in the Milky Way's halo. This is awesome in its own way, though.I wonder what the planets are like in there. The stars are close enough together that with a few exceptions hovering very close to the stars themselves, the galaxy's core is probably one giant pinball machine.
SevenizGud: My whole day...gone. Poof!I had no idea my day was only 35 seconds long.
dragonchild: Setting aside issues with the planet staying bound to its mother star, I'd say most of the night sky wouldn't look dramatically different, just brighter. The light of the Milky Way is bright enough to cast a shadow in remote areas, but it's completely washed out in the suburbs. In "dark" skies near the core your eyes would adjust; the difference being it would illuminate your surroundings much better -- you probably wouldn't need a flashlight to get around. Meanwhile, even urban areas could probably see thousand of stars, many visible even in daylight. The core might shine as bright as the full moon.
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