The Last Thing We'll See If Saturn Got Close Enough To Destroy The Earth

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Over the weekend, Saturn got as near to the Earth as it will get this year, but it's still 1.3 billion kilometers away. But what if Saturn one way or another left its orbit and give us a very close visit? It would look pretty spectacular before it ruined our home planet. Animator yeti dynamics has given us simulations that visualize the moon as it would look if it orbited Earth from the distance of the International Space Station and if it were a mirrored disco ball. Here, he gives us an outstanding vision of a Saturn flyby, showing the comparative size and brightness of the gas giant at changed distances, as well as how the Earth's shadow would fall on Saturn and how Saturn would ultimately eclipse the sun. 








  

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