Space & Astronomy
Earth could have two suns for a short time
January 22, 2011 | 91 comments
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If nearby star Betelgeuse goes supernova we could end up with two suns in the sky.
Dr. Brad Carter of the University of Southern Queensland detailed a scenario in which if Betelgeuse went supernova it would create what would appear to be a second sun in the sky for several weeks, despite it being 1300 light years away.
Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily. 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.
Source: Huffington Post
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