Here’s How Our Night Sky Would Look If Celestial Bodies Were Closer To Earth

From breathtaking nebulae to spectacular galaxies, the cosmos is chock-full of stunning celestial objects. But think how stunning those objects might look if they were much closer to Earth — close enough for us to see them in the night sky without having to use a telescope?

The Russian space agency Roscosmos recently took on that thought experiment, creating a series of simulations in a new YouTube video (above). The video features the nearby Andromeda galaxy, the iconic Ring Nebula, and even a massive black hole.

“Beautiful video… Just perfect,” YouTube user Alexander Ivanov commented. “But it is good that we are far away from the black hole.”

Scroll down to see still images of the close-up celestial bodies featured in the video — and prepare to be amazed.

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