Jupiter Brings Fear

Blogger Brad Goodspeed recently posted the above animation of how selected planets in our solar system would look if they hung in our sky at the same scale as the Moon. (Check out his site for more science-y goodness.)

Seeing the Earth hanging in the sky brings to mind all sorts of science fiction scenarios. What belief structures would we have created with a lush world hanging in our sky? How would we have reacted once we found out our world looked similar?

While those questions are fun to ponder, it’s Jupiter who steals the show here, fueling primal fear with its enormity. Set the video to fullscreen, turn up the music, and watch as our sky turns into naught but a hellish maelstrom.

Chris Greenland wonders if this will replace that one nightmare where he can hear Data laughing endlessly but can’t ever find him.


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