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  1. #1 Betelgeuse Collapse Imminent. Double Sun Likely. 
    Tatooine's twin suns - coming to a planet near you just as soon as Betelgeuse explodes

    * By Claire Connelly
    * From: news.com.au
    * January 19, 2011 12:12PM


    IT'S the ultimate experience for Star Wars fans - staring forlornly off into the distance as twin suns sink into the horizon. Yet it's not just a figment of George Lucas's imagination - twin suns are real. And here's the big news - they could be coming to Earth.

    Yes, any day now we see a second sun light up the sky, if only for a matter of weeks.

    The infamous red super-giant star in Orion’s nebula - Betelgeuse - is predicted to go gangbusters and the impending super-nova may reach Earth before 2012, and when it does, all of our wildest Star Wars dreams will come true.

    The second biggest star in the universe is losing mass, a typical indication that a gravitation collapse is occurring.

    When that happens, we'll get our second sun, according to Dr Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland.

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    “This old star is running out of fuel in its centre”, Dr Carter said.

    “This fuel keeps Betelgeuse shining and supported. When this fuel runs out the star will literally collapse in upon itself and it will do so very quickly.”

    When this happens a giant explosion will occur, tens of millions of times brighter than the sun. The bad news is, it could also happen in a million years. But who's counting? The important thing is, one day, night will become day for several weeks on Earth.

    “This is the final hurrah for the star,” says Dr Carter.

    “It goes bang, it explodes, it lights up - we’ll have incredible brightness for a brief period of time for a couple of weeks and then over the coming months it begins to fade and then eventually it will be very hard to see at all.”

    The interwebs is being flooded with doomsday theories saying the impending supernova confirms the Mayan calendar’s prediction of the Armageddon in 2012.

    These conspiracies aren’t helped by the word “Betelgeuse” being associated with the devil.

    Though it is a derivation of the Arabic phrase “yad Al Jauza” meaning the “hand of Al-Jauza” referring to a mysterious woman that controls the order of the universe, it hasn’t stopped some people from clearing out their bunkers and stocking up on tinned food.

    Far from being a sign of the apocalypse, according to Dr Carter the supernova will provide Earth with elements necessary for survival and continuity.

    “When a star goes bang, the first we will observe of it is a rain of tiny particles called nuetrinos,” says Dr 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.”
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    As an amateur star gazer, this might be a cool event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    As an amateur star gazer, this might be a cool event.
    Unless it ushers in the End Times. :D
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    Wonder what are the chances of this becoming a Gamma ray producer?
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    It would explain why we haven't seen Michael Keaton for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorsedriver View Post
    Wonder what are the chances of this becoming a Gamma ray producer?
    Not likely but that hasn't prevented our good friends over at Godlikeproductions from speculating that the fish/deaths are tied to this event and that it is part of the Blue Star Prophecy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Unless it ushers in the End Times. :D
    Speaking of which....look up the term Nibiru. There are people that equate this with 2012 ending.
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    great. Not enough that i have to worry about the marxist takeover of this country now i have to think about the renewed potential of end of world scenarios for 2012.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't its distance from us mean that it has already collapsed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post
    great. Not enough that i have to worry about the marxist takeover of this country now i have to think about the renewed potential of end of world scenarios for 2012.
    You don't have to worry about both of them. If the second is true, the first doesn't matter, does it?
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