Monday, 2 March 2015

This Is What The World Would Look Like If Different Stars Replaced Our Sun

Have you ever wondered how would our world look like if the Earth is near the star that is not Sun? Neither do we, but now that we know the possibilities, we just can not stop wondering how things would be different. We always thought that life would be unfathomable-without our Sun, but now we are not so sure.

Here is some information about the stars featured in the video:

Alpha Centauri: the brightest star in the southern constellation Centaurus and the third brightest star in the night sky. It is also the closest star to our Sun.

Sirius: although it was thought that it is one star, is actually a binary star system. It is about 8.6 light-years away from our planet.

Arcturus: visual magnitude a'0.04, making it the brightest star north of the equator, and the fourth brightest star in the night sky.

Vega: has been extensively studied by astronomers, leading it to be termed "arguably the next most important star in the sky after the Sun" by The Astrophysical Journal.

Polaris: also known as the North Star, it is the 45th brightest star in the night sky.

We knew we took a lot of things for granted. Now we have a newfound appreciation for our Sun and astronomy has as a whole. This really things from a different angle.

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