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Earth may soon (?) have a second sun

via io9

betelgeuse supernova

The red supergiant star Betelgeuse is getting ready to go supernova, and when it does Earth will have a front-row seat. The explosion will be so bright that Earth will briefly seem to have two suns in the sky.

NOTE: " the conversion from stellar to human terms is pretty extreme, as Betelgeuse is predicted to explode anytime in the next million years."

Posted in News February 1st, 2011 by ceejaydp
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