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* Betelgeuse losing mass
* Explosion will create "new sun"
* May be set for 2012 appearance

IT'S the ultimate experience for Star Wars fans - staring forlornly off into the distance as twin suns sink into the horizon.

Yet it's not just a figment of George Lucas's imagination - twin suns are real. And here's the big news - they could be coming to Earth.
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Did do a search sorry if a repost
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post #2 of 95
Set to go off sometime within the next million years or so.

*holds breath*
    
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post #3 of 95
will be really cool if it's within any of our lifetime's though. or course by then, we may have the capacity to leave the solar system and experience these things of our own will.
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Awesome.
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post #5 of 95
Somehow, I don't feel comfortable, living next to a wannabe black-hole/neutron star.
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Isn't this star some hundreds of light years away? If so, aren't we seeing the past?
     
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post #7 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siigari View Post
Isn't this star some hundreds of light years away? If so, aren't we seeing the past?
Yes...
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post #8 of 95
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Originally Posted by SomeDooD View Post
Yes...
a hundred years is a blip on a galactical body's lifetime compared to human's life time.
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post #9 of 95
Its probably gone already, we just don't know it yet
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Isn't this star some hundreds of light years away? If so, aren't we seeing the past?
~1300 years ago:
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Some experts have speculated Betelgeuse’s explosion may cause a neutron star or result in the formation of a black hole approximately 1300 light years from Earth
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