Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Bye bye Betelgeuse?

Betelgeusian ambassador
"I shall stick my fins into my ears and go
'La la la la la la. Not listening!'"

According to adelaidenow.com.au, "one of the biggest stars in our galactic neighbourhood - Betelgeuse - is expected to go supernova 'soon'.

"The infamous red super-giant star in Orion’s nebula - Betelgeuse - is predicted to go gangbusters and the impending super-nova may reach Earth before 2012. The second biggest star in the Orion constellation is losing mass, a typical indication that a gravitation collapse is occurring.

"'When that happens, we'll get our second sun,' according to Dr Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland."

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