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A light year is equal to the distance light travels in a one year period (according to our time keeping). Thus light from the star (Betelgeuse) takes (roughly) 1300 years to reach the distance at which we're at from it. So your comment is a bit confusing to me.


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Oh, and ... 2012. Twenty-twelve.
I would imagine im confusing this with another thing, just realised this my self lol. does it not take the light from the sun 4 minutes to get here?
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I would imagine im confusing this with another thing, just realised this my self lol. does it not take the light from the sun 4 minutes to get here?
I believe it's eight minutes. Also, I think astrophysicists are still debating how time works. It definitely isn't linear...
    
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post #73 of 95
Too many chicken littles running around these days. Its like Y2K all over again. The chances of this thing going nova in our lifetime, are about the same as me winning the lottery. So if I hit it big in the lottery, I will through everyone a "Kiss your ass goodbye party". But dont hold your breath.
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I believe it's eight minutes. Also, I think astrophysicists are still debating how time works. It definitely isn't linear...
yeah, time is a strange thing. that thing about time slowing down when at the speed of light is odd. I find it confusing that in space the bigger the mass, the bigger the gravitational pull. theres just too many confusing things about this place, whats a black hole if something needs mass to pull, odd
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Too many chicken littles running around these days. Its like Y2K all over again. The chances of this thing going nova in our lifetime, are about the same as me winning the lottery. So if I hit it big in the lottery, I will through everyone a "Kiss your ass goodbye party". But dont hold your breath.
I would laugh so much if you won the lottery its gotta end some time. its instinct to fear things like this so that why scares are created. the solar system is relatively stable at the moment so I don't think it will be any time soon
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post #76 of 95
Just so everyone is clear... If Betelgeuse explodes it will not even be as bright as the moon, not a second sun. Read this blog to find out more. What bugs me is that scientists have known that Betelgeuse will blow any time for YEARS. My astrophysics book talks about it and that was published in 2003. For no real reason suddenly people care about it now. Its cool science, and it would be cool if it explodes in any of our lifetimes (however unlikely), but there will be no negative effects on earth

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/ba...euse-and-2012/
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post #77 of 95
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Seriously people, get prepared. 2012 is no joke. When the time comes and the match is lit behind your little bottom, you better pray you have water to put it out. Otherwise you'll end up with gooey shorts when you realize the power that 2012 draws.

As an ancient wise scholar once said,

"He who believes does not fear the belief but the effects that rain down upon it. But he who doesn't believe has no fear at all for he is unaware of it's existence. The day will come when both men meet and their two worlds collide with a force that the third man has been planning in the background. Make do much can." - An Ancient Wise Scholar

2012 - Twenty - Twelve - How many licks will it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll? Hurry up and start licking people, the world is coming under fire and the world may never know!
u mad lol
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post #78 of 95
Articles like this make me rage, take a High School science course and pay attention. I honestly don't know why it's talking about a binary star system. There are plenty out there already. I'm also quite sure that any form of advanced life in a binary star system is highly unlikely due to the incredibly eccentric elliptical that any planet would undergo in such system.
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u mad lol
LOL!

I hope you got a good laugh out of that.
    
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Well, first off, the one guy says we are going to have light equal to the sun for a few weeks non stop, is'nt that going to kill plant and animal life? (the smaller ones not capable of living through rapid change, the bigger ones will obviously be fine)

Then the other guy with the blog --> http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/ba...euse-and-2012/ says it will be equal to the moons light, he also says: [UPDATE: I just saw that my pal astronomer Ian O'Neill has written about this as well, and he noticed a lot of the same stuff I did about the articles.] Now let me put this simpler for you: Oh my 'friend' just happened to write the same article i wrote, and no i didnt get any info from his I swear. Hmmmm
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