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It's good to hear that the 2012 doomsday idiots have something else to "confirm" their predictions. I swear, if I meet someone in real life who thinks that crap is real, I might just kick them in the throat.

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Originally Posted by alltoasters View Post
Already knew this.

There is the possability that it will cook us with gamma radiation, but that is unlikly because it emits most of it from its poles, and we are not in the path.
I thought gamma emissions like that happened during formation rather than supernovae.
Edited by lordikon - 1/19/11 at 6:44am
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They say that we will for x amount of time, have two suns (in theory), just like Tatooine (from Star Wars)
Last I looked, Betelguese was too far away to stand out from other stars. So, for x amount of time, we will have... one additional point of light in the sea of stars we already have...
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"Twin Suns" makes me pine for another "little big adventure"
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post #24 of 95
This line gets to me:

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The second biggest star in the universe is losing mass, a typical indication that a gravitation collapse is occurring.
Really? The second biggest star in the UNIVERSE? I didn't realize that we had charted out the entire universe...

Anyhoo, perhaps I don't quite understand how a star going supernova from 1300 light years away can possibly appear as a full sun in our atmosphere, but at best, won't it appear as a slightly brighter star during that time? I could imagine that over the blackness of space, the relative brightness from the star going nova might be significant against the general lack of light when you're not near a neighboring sun--but given the light flux from our sun, which is only like, what, 13 light minutes away, the light density from a star 1300 light years away going nova--after the light disperses so significantly--that it really would be perceptible to us in any extent, even at night, despite the fact that it might be "tens of million times brighter than our sun" is for a brief period of time... But this will look nothing like what appears in Star Wars, as the author likens it to...
    
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post #25 of 95
2012?

Nice
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Man, and I had JUST forgotten about Star Wars: Episode 1.

So terrible...:
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Wouldn't an explosion like this , the neutrons and whatever else it emits travel faster than the speed of light?
    
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wouldn't an event like this create a gamma ray burst?
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Wouldn't an explosion like this , the neutrons and whatever else it emits travel faster than the speed of light?
Nope, nothing can surpass the speed of light, it is a universal speed limit. For anything with mass to travel at or beyond the speed of light the mass must be infinite and would require an infinite amount of energy in order to attain such speed, which is impossible of course.
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Originally Posted by Xenthos View Post
Somehow, I don't feel comfortable, living next to a wannabe black-hole/neutron star.
Maybe we should be good neighbors and bring it some grub, I think Pluto will do.
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