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What will the constellations look like in 50,000 years?


Stargazers of the future will look into a different night sky. That’s because the stars are constantly moving relative to each other.

Take a look at how five famous constellations will look 50,000 years from now. Astronomer Robert Hurt of NASA’s Spitzer Science Center helps us explain the changes in these images generated by the space simulation software Starry Night.

Full story at Discovery News.

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  • David

    I see that they are evolving this connector tail. It is amazing that only after 50,000 years we will see an outline of the Big Dipper. Evolution where science and intelligence collide.

  • bob

    I think that just 50,000 years from now that the Big Dipper will look like a freaking Y!!!