22 January 2011

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No Night Time See Two Suns, Twin Stars in Sky from Earth by Year 2012 - Dr. Brad Carter

No Night Time See Two Suns, Twin Stars in Sky from Earth by Year 2012 - Dr. Brad Carter

Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to news.com.au.
Betelgeuse, one of the night sky’s brightest stars, is losing mass, indicating it is collapsing.
It could run out of fuel and go super-nova at any time.
When that happens, for at least a few weeks, we’d see a second sun, Carter says.
There may also be no night during that timeframe
Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily.

If the star does go super-nova, Earth will be showered with harmless particles, according to Carter.
"They will flood through the Earth and bizarrely enough, even though the supernova we see visually will light up the night sky, 99 per cent of the energy in the supernova is released in these particles that will come through our bodies and through the Earth with absolutely no harm whatsoever

In fact, a neutrino shower could be beneficial to Earth.

According to Carter this "star stuff" makes up the universe.
"It literally makes things like gold, silver - all the heavy elements - even things like uranium, a star like Betelgeuse is instantly forming for us all sorts of heavy elements and atoms that our own Earth and our own bodies have from long past supernovi," said Carter.
In Short -
• Betelgeuse losing mass
• Explosion will create "new sun"
• May be set for 2012 appearance

The whole of Earth and our solar system is made of star stuff, including most of the heavy elements of the Periodic Table.
Some experts have speculated Betelgeuse’s explosion may cause a neutron star or result in the formation of a black hole approximately 1300 light years from Earth, but Dr Carter says it could go either way.

“There’s a reasonably even chance of a neutron star or a black hole”

Now again people will start to think about 2012 Dooms Day,
There is no guarantee of next second.

What you think about watching 2 suns in the sky ?

For me I think it will be great day for science and scientist and earth, may explain us many new things about universe.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011


Siddhartha Joshi January 22, 2011  

Interesting post...I guess this was not really in the newspapers here so I missed it. But two suns would certainly look cool ;)

Anonymous,  January 22, 2011  

That would be super cool or rather super hot :D If this happens, 2012 is all set for the sunny nights too :)

sm,  January 22, 2011  

Siddhartha Joshi,,

sm,  January 22, 2011  


Insignia January 22, 2011  

Wow I would look forward to it. But the temperature? thats a concern

sm,  January 22, 2011  

i think because of distance temperature will not increase to the point that living things can not cope with it.

Irfanuddin January 22, 2011  

very interesting, really..... sunny nights ......
lets wait n see what will be the its after effects, if there is any... off course for science its going to be a great day !!!

Bikram January 22, 2011  

2012 bring it on , they said the same for 2000 so we will see when it happens ...

interesting lets see when it happens

sm,  January 22, 2011  


sm,  January 22, 2011  


chitra January 22, 2011  

Great news, It would be a great spectacle but not natural hence scary too.

sm,  January 22, 2011  


Rekha January 22, 2011  

thanks for sharing...a space buff like me loves such info....we are all literally star struck, aren't we?...thanks for your kind comments....

sm,  January 23, 2011  


Nrupen Masram January 24, 2011  

I don't think that's going to happen. A super nova explosion can surely create lot of energy but there's no way we'll be able to see it as sun only a full moon will be experienced for some days(it is also a guess). Its just a hype nothing else.

sm,  January 24, 2011  

Nrupen Masram,,