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  1. #1 Betelgeuse and Aldebaran 
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    Anybody got any idea when these two might super-nova?
    What will be the effects on earth if this happens?


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    ....the End of World!
    That's what will happen...
    God save the Queen, before it's to late!


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    they are taking lots of pictures of nearby galaxies as we speak, the hope is that if a supanova occurs they can look back at the archive and check.
    i dont think there will be any noticable effects here, i geuss it would be nice to see one, but not too close up!

    i did hear somewhere that you would be able to see the nova during the day, and it would be very bright at night.
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    I agree with you guy,
    yeah, you're on the right side Megabrain...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    they are taking lots of pictures of nearby galaxies as we speak, the hope is that if a supanova occurs they can look back at the archive and check.
    i dont think there will be any noticable effects here, i geuss it would be nice to see one, but not too close up!

    i did hear somewhere that you would be able to see the nova during the day, and it would be very bright at night.

    thats what happened when the star that went supernova forming the crab nebula was like, totally visible in daylight
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    I remembered reading about this on wikipedia a few weeks ago. The consensus on Betelgeuse is that it is too far away for a supernove to affect us here on earth. Unless that is, betelgeuse lies with one of its poles pointing directly at us. In which case we are in for one hell shower of cosmic rays which would probably lead to a mass extinction event on earth.

    Its estimated that the Betelgeuse supernova could be as bright as the full moon! However it isnt expected for at least a thousand years, and is more likely to be more than a few tens of thousands of years away.
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