Skip to comments.Scientist: Earth Could Have "New Sun" Within a Year
Posted on 01/22/2011 10:06:34 AM PST by therightliveswithus
People love to hype 2012 as the end of the world. It's BS, but hey, when it gets into the public consciousness, things stick.
Anywho, a scientist named Brad Carter is predicting that the star Betelgeuse is expected to go super-nova very soon. If this happens, the sky that we look at could have two stars in it, even though Betelgeuse is 1,300 light years away. On the bright side, Carter assures us that we won't all die
(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.blogspot.com ...
My condolences to Ford Prefect.
They’ve been predicting this since I was in college 30 years ago. When they say “soon,” they mean in the next several million years.
I guess this guy has been around longer than we can imagine. |^)
How big is Betelguese?
Interesting explaination of just how big and how small things are in this universe. Takes a second or two to download but then use the sliding bar to zoom in or out.
The important thing is, one day, night will become day for several weeks on Earth.
This is the final hurrah for the star, says Dr Carter.
Satire is great, when you catch it before you get a chance to make a fool out of yourself.
Cool site, thanx....think I just got the spins looking at it!
OMG that's a long time!
"Leave Betelgeuse alone!"
I can’t wait.
“On the bright side, Carter assures us that we won’t all die”
So what use is he to Algore? He needs to be assuring us we are all dead unless we empty our wallets and throw the contents in gore’s direction.
The Old Man was in the process of being shored up with steel beams drilled into the side of the cliff. The whole ledge just collapsed before they were able to finish it. The destruction was pretty complete.
About that road construction, were they blasting? Guy I know used to live on a private lake and the home owners on the lake owned and maintained a small dam that controlled the water level. There was some road work going on on a nearby public road. The home owners (who were also dam owners) were leary about the contractor, so they instrumented the dam with accelerometers. They were able to show that the contractor was using several times the allowable charge and took him to court. The contractor was obliged to post a $1,000,000 insurance bond against any future failure of the dam.
“The supernova could provide the biggest light show since Earth was formed, and will be so bright that night will become like day for one or two weeks, experts said.”
That will seem strange
Sorry they didn’t get on the Old Man shoring up project sooner. - Yeah, they were blasting on the main road beside the Old Stone Bridge when it collapsed. That was a beautiful bridge.
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