Earth: The New Tattooine?

The Earth with 2 Suns??  I can see the brooding Moisture Farm-boys now (“but I was going into Toshi Station to pick up some power converters”)
In all seriousness, this has got to be one of the freakiest/weirdest stories I’ve happened upon.
According to scientists, one of the brightest stars in the Orion constellation is due to explode.  The Red Supergiant, meaning it’s at the end of it’s life, could explode as soon as within the next few months.  The ensuing supernova could  be so bright that night would become day for a couple of weeks according to “experts”. 
What is less certain to these “experts” is exactly when this will happen.  While they say it’s possible that it could happen within the year, they also say that it could also happen within the next million years…talk about  your wide open timeline. Sheesh.  Check out the story I read here.
…sounds like the kind of window a furniture delivery or cable company gives you for a service appointment doesn’t it?
The other thing that kind of makes me smile about this story is that the star that’s due to go “blewey”’s designation is “Betelgeuse”…You the movie “Beetlejuice”  So basically, when this thing goes up……


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s