Video: What it would look like if the sun was replaced with other stars?

January 30, 2015 by Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today
How our horizon might look if Earth orbited the star Artcurus. Credit: TV Roskosmos.

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.

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.

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