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

From: Michael Gilmer <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 21:32:00 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKBPJW__=5v04WUwZe01ufOg2PkhL=WRChhtm3j7SOphS_MVqA_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi Chris and List,

Great points. Never thought of that. By then, the oceans will have
boiled off and instead of big bodies of water, we'll have endless
"deserts" of salt dunes. It won't be an Earth I'd want to live on.
Hopefully by then we'll have self-sustaining colonies on other worlds.

Best regards,


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On 6/7/12, Chris Peterson <clp at alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:
> 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
> *******************************
> Chris L Peterson
> Cloudbait Observatory
> http://www.cloudbait.com
> 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
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Received on Thu 07 Jun 2012 09:32:00 PM PDT

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