[meteorite-list] Our Night Sky in the Future (Kinda OT)

From: Chris Peterson <clp_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:48:56 -0600
Message-ID: <4FD14BF8.2080603_at_alumni.caltech.edu>

These are simulations of how the night sky will appear
_photographically_, not visually. Andromeda is about the same brightness
as the Milky Way, and it won't get any brighter just because it's
closer. The night sky will look like it has two Milky Way bands, which
intersect. We'll see a sort of Y-shaped faint gray structure in the sky,
that won't have much impact on darkness.

What will have a bigger impact will be our Sun, well on the way to being
a red giant, expanded out nearly to Earth's orbit. Not to mention that
all water, and all life, will have been long since boiled or burned off
the surface!


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

On 6/7/2012 5:51 PM, David Hardy wrote:
> http://www.petapixel.com/2012/06/01/what-photos-of-the-night-sky-will-look-like-over-the-next-7-billion-years/
> David H
Received on Thu 07 Jun 2012 08:48:56 PM PDT

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