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Stunning space animation shows night sky with faraway galaxies much, much closer (VIDEO)

Stunning space animation shows night sky with faraway galaxies much, much closer (VIDEO)
An amazing video by Russian space agency Roscosmos shows the horizon with some celestial bodies like black holes very much closer to earth than they really are – and it’s wonderful and eerie.

The animation demonstrates several galaxies and nebulas, and even a black hole and a supernova star as if they could be seen in the night skies above our heads.

Whirpool Galaxy (Still from youtube video/roskosmos studios)

The video is not a scientific simulation – a black hole or a supernova exploding star couldn’t exist in such proximity of the Earth, or rather vice versa – but a splendid illustration of what celestial bodies look like, as documented by telescopes like Hubble.

Black Hole (Still from youtube video/roskosmos studios)

Among the celestial bodies in the video, are, for instance, the Whirlpool Galaxy, which is 30 million light years from Earth, and the Andromeda Galaxy, about 2.5 million light years from Earth.

Supernova (Still from youtube video/roskosmos studios)

Ring Nebula (Still from youtube video/roskosmos studios)

The footage followed another video, showing how our horizon would look like if other Solar System planets were at the distance of the Moon.

Crab Nebula (Still from youtube video/roskosmos studios)

Andromeda Galaxy (Still from youtube video/roskosmos studios)

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