Tar and Abby

Saturday, January 22, 2011

2 suns in our future?


This is so cool!!!

Betelgeuse is a dying red giant star that is set to blow itself into smithereens. And it could happen next year. If it does we might have two suns for while and we'll be bombarded with star dust - in the form of a 'rain of tiny particles called nuetrinos' - these particles will be 99% of the energy and will pass THRU us and the Earth and won't harm anybody or anything. (Sure hope they are right about that...)

You can see Betelgeuse, it is in the Orion Belt, is orange/red and easily spotted.

Two suns. I'm gonna need a speeder.

full story here.

6 comments:

David Dust said...

I'm gonna have to go to Toshi Station and pick up some power converters ... brb...

XOXOXOXO

mrs. miss alaineus said...

someone better take uncle owen and aunt beru with them.....


xxalainaxx

MakingSpace said...

Ooooo! Love it!!!

mistress maddie said...

Two suns! That would be so cool to see! Did anyone tell Auntie Flame about this yet? You know her and I are intrested in these things!

Joy said...

Wow! This is exciting! Yes, Maddie and I like all this and stay awake during movies about it. :-)

Sam said...

Oh gawd they will surely be an offering plate collection taken for the end of the world.