Tr0mBoNe: What about the moons of those new moons? How big would Io or Titan be?
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.
Babwa Wawa: Useless without Pluto.
PreMortem: Why is Earth's moon "The Moon" but all other planets moons are named?
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.
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...
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.
doglover: Actually it's Luna. The sun is Sol.
Tom_Slick: Shouldn't the rings of Neptune and Uranus be faintly visible?
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.
vernonFL: doglover: Actually it's Luna. The sun is Sol.That is what they are in Spanish.
theorellior: I actually don't think it's bright enough.
Arkanaut: This seems out of date -- didn't Neptune's Great Dark Spot disappear?
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.
PsyLord: Cool tag? If I saw Jupiter or Saturn, I would be G-d D@mn scared.
Tyrone Slothrop: [www.intuition-online.co.uk image 648x364]/good movie, hot image
Dimensio: Would not the gravitational forces of Jupiter destroy the Earth, rendering the sky essentially nonexistent?
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