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Reply Fri 3 Jan, 2020 12:32 pm
Will Bright Star Betelgeuse Finally Explode? A Look at the Dimming Red Giant in Orion's Shoulder

So? Do you think we'll see this happen in our lifetime? Who has the best chance to witness this stellar event (geographically speaking and I'm not asking about the obvious International Space Station or ISS)?

I'm guessing that this will happen when the NYC sky will be all cloudy and such.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jan, 2020 04:35 pm
Supernovas are said to light up the sky for more than a month. If it blows everyone will get a chance to see it.

But odds are we will not be so lucky. It is unlikely that it will blow within our lifetimes.
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ekename
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jan, 2020 06:05 pm
@tsarstepan,
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 14 Feb, 2020 08:05 pm
More reasons to hate a2k's keyword and forum-centric search engine.
Neither recognized Betelgeuse in order to help me find this fracking thread.

The Further Adventures of Betelgeuse, the Fainting Star
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Recent high-resolution photographs of the star suggest that it is changing shape, astronomers from the European Southern Observatory said in a news release on Valentine’s Day. Instead of appearing round, the star now appears squashed into an oval.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 10 Feb, 2021 11:41 pm
@tsarstepan,
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 11 Feb, 2021 01:26 am
@tsarstepan,
betellgeuse could deliver a gamma burst but,Ive read that its polar jet dosnt point towards us so we wont lose our atmosphere. (They could be wrong)

Like they just found that asteroid thats going to pass us
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 11 Feb, 2021 07:17 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:


Will Bright Star Betelgeuse Finally Explode? A Look at the Dimming Red Giant in Orion's Shoulder

So? Do you think we'll see this happen in our lifetime? Who has the best chance to witness this stellar event (geographically speaking and I'm not asking about the obvious International Space Station or ISS)?

I'm guessing that this will happen when the NYC sky will be all cloudy and such.

If you miss it because of clouds...it will have to be cloudy for a very long time...at least a year. When it goes supernova (if it already hasn't) we will not see anything for about 700 years (it is that far away)...it will be an event that will be visible even during the day...for at least a year.

But if it went supernova 500 years ago...none of us will still be alive to see it.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 11 Feb, 2021 04:34 pm
@Frank Apisa,
The speculation now is that it won't go supernova for another hundred thousand years, a long wait.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 11 Feb, 2021 05:16 pm
@coluber2001,
S'okay. I got nothing but time.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 11 Feb, 2021 06:59 pm
@roger,
LOL
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 20 Feb, 2021 09:46 am
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