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Post Posted: January 21st 2011 10:36 am
 
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Cool article about something kinda sorta Star Warsy -

[web]http://www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/tatooines-twin-suns-coming-to-a-planet-near-you-just-as-soon-as-betelgeuse-explodes/story-fn5fsgyc-1225991009247[/web]


Post Posted: January 21st 2011 10:40 pm
 
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It's been debunked several times over.

Check space.com, discovery.com or time.com.

The nova will be as bright as a full moon.


Post Posted: January 22nd 2011 10:35 am
 
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True.

Let the mass suicides begin!

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Post Posted: January 27th 2011 8:53 am
 
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Cryostar wrote:
It's been debunked...several times over.

Check space.com, discovery.com or time.com.

The nova will be as bright as a full moon.


thats not quite correct, and that article even gives conflicting info saying it will be about as bright as a full moon but it will hurt your eyes to look at it. It will brighten up the night sky enough to be a truly amazing experience, maybe not quite what the chinese saw around the 1200's but bright none the less. Certainly not anything like twin suns or something that can hurt our planet. I forget which one, but there is a massive star that is right in line to send a gamma ray either way close or right into us at some point, but nothing to worry about any time soon.


Post Posted: January 28th 2011 9:13 am
 
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sorry, just trying to paraphrase the article.

To be more precise, the blast will be a magnitude -17 to -19 event. A full moon is a -18. The sun, at noon, is -26. You are correct, as with any stellar phenomena, it will burn the rods/cones in your eyes to view directly, unlike a full moon, which is reflected stellar light.


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