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(22 Words)   How the sky would look if the other planets were as close as the moon   (twentytwowords.com) divider line 104
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2013-04-05 09:47:04 AM
Useless without Pluto.
 
2013-04-05 09:54:53 AM
Shouldn't the rings of Neptune and Uranus be faintly visible?
 
2013-04-05 09:55:35 AM
When Uranus is as close as the moon, it is big, bright and shiny.
 
2013-04-05 09:57:23 AM
What about the moons of those new moons? How big would Io or Titan be?
 
2013-04-05 09:57:48 AM
N-E-P-T-U-N-E...that spells moon.
 
2013-04-05 10:01:19 AM
That's no moon...
 
2013-04-05 10:05:17 AM
cdn.twentytwowords.com

I see what you did there.
 
2013-04-05 10:07:43 AM

Tr0mBoNe: What about the moons of those new moons? How big would Io or Titan be?


Ganymede and Titan are 5262km and 5150km in diameter respectively (vs. 3475km for the Moon), so they would look a little less than double the size of the moon, or about two finger widths held at arm's length.

Callisto is next with a diameter of 4821km, then Io at 3643km. Io would appear pretty much exactly the same size as the Moon.
 
2013-04-05 10:09:11 AM
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2013-04-05 10:13:36 AM
cdn.twentytwowords.com

uranus is huge!
 
2013-04-05 10:13:38 AM

threedingers: Tr0mBoNe: What about the moons of those new moons? How big would Io or Titan be?

Ganymede and Titan are 5262km and 5150km in diameter respectively (vs. 3475km for the Moon), so they would look a little less than double the size of the moon, or about two finger widths held at arm's length.

Callisto is next with a diameter of 4821km, then Io at 3643km. Io would appear pretty much exactly the same size as the Moon.


A (hotlinked) picture is worth a thousand words...

www.solarviews.com
 
2013-04-05 10:14:07 AM
Close enough to shave E.T.;s balls...
 
2013-04-05 10:14:48 AM

Babwa Wawa: Useless without Pluto.


i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-05 10:18:34 AM
Why is Earth's moon "The Moon" but all other planets moons are named?
 
2013-04-05 10:23:10 AM

PreMortem: Why is Earth's moon "The Moon" but all other planets moons are named?


Because until about 400 years ago, we thought it was the only one.
 
2013-04-05 10:25:17 AM

PreMortem: Why is Earth's moon "The Moon" but all other planets moons are named?


Sometimes we call it Luna.
 
2013-04-05 10:26:25 AM

PreMortem: Why is Earth's moon "The Moon" but all other planets moons are named?


I thought it was "Luna" but we just called it "The Moon".

Mars in orbit would be cool...except for all the coastal floods from extra large tidal changes and earthquakes and climate changes...
 
2013-04-05 10:26:26 AM
Would not the gravitational forces of Jupiter destroy the Earth, rendering the sky essentially nonexistent?
 
2013-04-05 10:27:00 AM

FloydA: PreMortem: Why is Earth's moon "The Moon" but all other planets moons are named?

Because until about 400 years ago, we thought it was the only one.


^^^THIS^^^

I've always thought that this was an interesting little tidbit, but I knew why it happened.
 
2013-04-05 10:27:13 AM
The one of Jupiter gave me the creeps. Not sure why, but I think if it was possible to drive down a lonely road toward that monstrosity, the endtimes are near.

/yes, I know it's not physically possible, gravity yadda, yadda
 
2013-04-05 10:29:09 AM
The only thing I don't understand about this is why Venus is the only one casting light. Obviously if Jupiter were that big and close, it would light things up more than the moon currently does, but the sky is the same illumination in every picture except Venus'. It's like the guy forgot that part in all pof the other pics.

Other than that, this is totally cool... Can you imagine how farked up our planet would be if Jupiter was that close to us? We definitely wouldn't be here, and might be as volcanically active as Io.
 
2013-04-05 10:29:24 AM
cdn.twentytwowords.com

WHERE ARE THOSE DAMN HOBBITS?
 
2013-04-05 10:30:41 AM

UberDave: PreMortem: Why is Earth's moon "The Moon" but all other planets moons are named?

I thought it was "Luna" but we just called it "The Moon".

Mars in orbit would be cool...except for all the coastal floods from extra large tidal changes and earthquakes and climate changes...


Nope it's just the moon, because its ours that makes it special. Just like The Earth and The Sun.


/don't give me this Terra and Sol crap
 
2013-04-05 10:36:10 AM

Mikey1969: The only thing I don't understand about this is why Venus is the only one casting light. Obviously if Jupiter were that big and close, it would light things up more than the moon currently does, but the sky is the same illumination in every picture except Venus'. It's like the guy forgot that part in all pof the other pics.


It's probably because Venus reflects just about all the light hitting it. I actually don't think it's bright enough. And you wouldn't see the cloud bands, those are only visible in UV light. It would basically be a blinding disk in the sky of maybe a pale ivory color.

Another thing people don't realize is the Moon is really dark. It's basically the color of an asphalt parking lot. Here's a nice comparison between the Earth and the Moon:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-05 10:36:58 AM

PreMortem: Why is Earth's moon "The Moon" but all other planets moons are named?


Actually it's Luna. The sun is Sol. Hence the "Solar System" while other stars are named XXXX System where 4X is the name of the largest star.
 
2013-04-05 10:37:21 AM

PreMortem: Why is Earth's moon "The Moon" but all other planets moons are named?


same reason we call our sun "the sun."
 
2013-04-05 10:41:25 AM
Good use of ellipsis
 
2013-04-05 10:41:27 AM

doglover: Actually it's Luna. The sun is Sol.



That is what they are in Spanish.
 
2013-04-05 10:42:07 AM

Tom_Slick: Shouldn't the rings of Neptune and Uranus be faintly visible?


Not if you wash.
 
2013-04-05 10:42:43 AM

Mikey1969: Can you imagine how farked up our planet would be if Jupiter was that close to us? We definitely wouldn't be here, and might be as volcanically active as Io.


Maybe. A lot of Io's activity has to do with the fact it's in a Laplace resonance with Europa and Ganymede. If it wasn't, the tidal forces acting on it would be much less.

What's cool about that resonance is that the power source for the constant heating is basically Jupiter's spin, which means those three moons will continue to be heated until they move out of resonance or Jupiter tidally locks with one of them. Since the resonance is a self-reinforcing system and Jupiter is a ginormous planet that rotates in 10 hours, that ain't gonna happen anytime soon.
 
2013-04-05 10:43:06 AM
Cool tag?  If I saw Jupiter or Saturn, I would be G-d D@mn scared.
 
2013-04-05 10:44:10 AM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-05 10:45:16 AM

vernonFL: doglover: Actually it's Luna. The sun is Sol.


That is what they are in Spanish.


First come, first served.
 
2013-04-05 10:53:37 AM

vernonFL: doglover: Actually it's Luna. The sun is Sol.


That is what they are in Spanish.


It is but they are actually Latin in origin.
 
2013-04-05 11:03:19 AM
This seems out of date -- didn't Neptune's Great Dark Spot disappear?
 
2013-04-05 11:03:21 AM

theorellior: I actually don't think it's bright enough.


You do understand the point I'm making though, right? The rest of the objects should kick back more light than the moon, especially Jupiter. I would think that it might reflect enough to be as bright as day....

I could see why they wouldn't over-brighten the planet itself to show detail, but the sky and ground should be lightened up to give us that perspective. Like I said, I don't understand why only Venus seems to be the one they attempted that on.
 
2013-04-05 11:06:06 AM
Since it was certain to come up, here's Pluto, to proper scale

public.gettysburg.edu
 
2013-04-05 11:11:04 AM
i5.minus.com
 
2013-04-05 11:12:54 AM

Arkanaut: This seems out of date -- didn't Neptune's Great Dark Spot disappear?


Adolescence is such a difficult time for gas giants.
 
2013-04-05 11:15:46 AM

Mikey1969: theorellior: I actually don't think it's bright enough.

You do understand the point I'm making though, right? The rest of the objects should kick back more light than the moon, especially Jupiter. I would think that it might reflect enough to be as bright as day....

I could see why they wouldn't over-brighten the planet itself to show detail, but the sky and ground should be lightened up to give us that perspective. Like I said, I don't understand why only Venus seems to be the one they attempted that on.


Venus has an especially high albedo (snicker...) which is probably why they made a point of brightening it. However, the moon's is very low and we've seen how bright the moon can be. So truthfully, they should have brightened up all of the planets, but Jupiter's isn't terribly significant in comparison to the other planets'.
 
2013-04-05 11:16:37 AM

PsyLord: Cool tag?  If I saw Jupiter or Saturn, I would be G-d D@mn scared.


http://www.futureincredible.com/wp-con tent/uploads/2012/03/E149.gif
 
2013-04-05 11:23:00 AM
www.intuition-online.co.uk
/good movie, hot image
 
2013-04-05 11:33:33 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: [www.intuition-online.co.uk image 648x364]
/good movie, hot image


I loved that movie.  Good work, Tyrone.
 
2013-04-05 11:45:37 AM
Can't sleep.

Jupiter will eat me.
 
2013-04-05 12:00:03 PM
If Saturn was centred on the moon's orbit we'd be crushed by millions of tons of ice as we collided with the rings...........
 
2013-04-05 12:01:22 PM

Dimensio: Would not the gravitational forces of Jupiter destroy the Earth, rendering the sky essentially nonexistent?


Yes, genius. That's why we moved Jupiter way out there.
 
2013-04-05 12:06:04 PM
I think the rings of Saturn should be much more dramatic than they appear.  With Saturn having an equatorial radius of about 60,000 km and the rings extending as far as 127,000 km out from the planet's equator, the rings would reach somewhere between a third and half way between the current position of the Moon and the Earth. The relative distance doesn't really come through when they just paste in photo taken from Earth like that.
 
2013-04-05 12:13:22 PM
Not only is that picture of Jupiter terrifying, it almost is beckoning you to fall into it in a bizarre mixture of C'thulu esque "I can see forever!" and Starbuck flying into the Maelstrom in BSG.

Honestly gives me the chills.
 
2013-04-05 12:14:59 PM
I always thought this was pretty cool:

What if Earth had rings like Saturn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNCBh2MLvdw
 
2013-04-05 12:23:32 PM
Luna and Sol are just as generic of names as Moon and Sun - they're just Latin instead of Germanic.

I'm kind of curious when in history it was figured out that the Sun is a star.
 
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