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.