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Old 22-01-2011, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default A second sun for Earth?? .........or maybe not

http://dailyastronomy.com/story.asp?...tle=Betelgeuse 'not likely to explode in 2012'

Now that would be cool to see, as long as we don't get fried!
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Old 22-01-2011, 02:16 AM   #2
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Agree, definitely.
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Old 22-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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Wait a minute! Betelgeuse is 640 Light years away. So it needed to explode in 1372 for us to see it, or if it explodes in 2012 we won't see it till 2652!

Love the line "FoxNews.com reported Betelgeuse has already become a red giant, which indicates it will explode and become a supernova".

A Fox news exclusive!
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Old 27-06-2011, 04:18 AM   #4
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fox news does not any anyone in the field of astronomy. yes that star is a red giant but if it was to go nova, it would be another 2 or 3 million years before that would happen.
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