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Supplemental material: The Earth Has a Future
journal contributionposted on 2006-05-01, 00:00 authored by Steven Ian Dutch
Geosphere, May 2006, v. 2, p. 113-124, doi: 10.1130/GES00012.1. Animation 5 - Appearance of the northern skies over the next million years. Star positions are shown at intervals of 10 ka until 100 k.y. in the future, and 50 ka after that. Present-day right ascensions are shown for reference, and precession is ignored. Positions were calculated using the methods of Nash (2002), based on HIPPARCOS proper motion data (European Space Agency, 1997) and radial velocity data of the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (2005). File size is 1.7 MB. Note: These are animated .gif files. If the animations are appearing as static images, try viewing them with a movie player.