What If Earth Was Near the Center of the Milky Way?

What If Earth Was Near the Center of the Milky Way?

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See that strip of stars splashed across the night sky? That's our home galaxy, the Milky Way. You can see it from Earth because we live on its very outskirts, far away from all the fun stuff happening in its center. What would it be like to reside in its galactic downtown? Would we still have our familiar Sun? What would our night sky look like? Would we get sucked into a black hole?

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