If the Moon were replaced with some of our planets

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+13 1. gpullen commented 9 years ago

I was expecting to get trolled when Uranus came along... Thank god that didn't happen!! :x
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-1 2. cameramaster commented 9 years ago

I was halfway expecting to see a couple of Na'vi go loping across the foreground.. Interesting video !
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+17 3. tiggfigg commented 9 years ago

This is a paradox, because if the larger planets were to replace the moon, we would be revolving around them.
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+2 4. fb09 commented 9 years ago

Interesting perspective, but if the Sun was put in the same position we'd be totally engulfed, and then still only half way through to its core. :S

Radius of Sun is similar (give or take 100,000km) to diameter of moons path around the earth.
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+1 5. MajorIdea commented 9 years ago

"At the same distance" does not equal "replaced". If anything this video reminds me of just how far the moon actually is from earth.
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+3 6. samxgx commented 9 years ago

I would vote for Jupiter to be our moon distance planet... looked awesome
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+1 7. cmmd commented 9 years ago

Hands up if all you paid attention to was the Budweiser. _O/
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+1 8. irishgek commented 9 years ago

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-1 9. Thanny commented 9 years ago

Doing the simulation with a daytime scene was a great choice. The Jupiter rotation in particular looked awesome.

Putting something with Earth's mass only 400Mm away from Saturn would seriously change the structure of the ring system, though, so that one was bound to be off.
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+1 10. Gorf commented 9 years ago

I love how there are so many discussions on how inaccurate this would be because of gravitational interference, yet nobody has mentioned that by turning the camera 90 degrees to the right, he could have had the shadow on the video matching the shadow on the planets.

It's probably also worth mentioning that the reference point matters. If the distances are being measured centre to centre (which is likely), Jupiter is 20% bigger than if the distances are being measured surface to surface. If the latter, we wouldn't be inside the sun, but it would still be quite warm.
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+2 12. kasim commented 9 years ago

difficult to believe, this is not true.
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+1 13. iovnzu commented 9 years ago

#6 If Jupiter was our moon distance planet, we would have a lot higher chance to get hit by an asteroid... :|
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-4 14. Noobeater commented 9 years ago

Ur-anus, lol!
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-1 15. slightlyph commented 9 years ago

I think Jupiter and Saturn would be a lot bigger at the moon's distance.
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-1 16. housepony commented 9 years ago

Hey IF the MOON Were made of BBQ Spare Ribs....
Hey if just Sayin Id Eat it... :D