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What it Would Look Like if the Sun was Replaced with Other Stars?

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Posted January 30, 2015

How would our horizon look if Earth orbited around another star, such as Alfa-Centauri, Sirius, or Polaris? Roscosmos TV has released two new videos that replace our familiar Sun and Moon with other stars and planets.

How our horizon might look if Earth orbited the star Artcurus. Credit: TV Roskosmos.

How our horizon might look if Earth orbited the star Artcurus. Credit: TV Roskosmos.

While these are completely fantastical — as Earth would have evolved very differently or not evolved at all in orbit around a giant or binary star — the videos are very well done and they give a new appreciation for the accustomed and comforting views we have. The Sun video is above; the Moon below:

Check out Roscosmos TV You Tube page — they have a great collection of videos, from launches to science to fantastical videos like the ones we featured here.

Source: Universe Today, written by Nancy Atkinson

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