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  1. #1 A giant red star is acting weird and scientists think it may be about to explode 
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    This is Space Weather!


    By Ryan Prior, CNN
    Updated 6:53 PM ET, Thu December 26, 2019


    (CNN) A young, bright star has been acting a little erratic lately.

    The star, Betelgeuse, is suddenly dimming. It may be a sign, astronomers say, that the star is about to explode.

    Another possibility is the red supergiant may just be going through a phase.

    Ed Guinan, an astronomy professor at Villanova University, was the lead author on a December 8 paper entitled "The Fainting of the Nearby Supergiant Betelgeuse."

    He told CNN that Betelgeuse (pronounced: BAY-tel juice) been declining in brightness sharply since October, and was now about 2.5 times fainter than usual. Once the ninth brightest star in the sky, Betelgeuse has fallen now to about the 23rd brightest.

    Guinan and his colleagues have been closely observing the star for decades, with "continuous coverage since 1980," he said.

    It's probably already happened...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    This is Space Weather!


    By Ryan Prior, CNN
    Updated 6:53 PM ET, Thu December 26, 2019





    It's probably already happened...
    Yep, probably a while dwarf by now

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    It is quite close to us (700ly), if it goes supernova it should emit gravitational waves which are detectable on Earth.

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    Not the Betelgeusians!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by old dog View Post
    It is quite close to us (700ly), if it goes supernova it should emit gravitational waves which are detectable on Earth.
    Oh Christ. The left is going to catch wind of this and declare that gravitational change is the biggest threat to our planet next to climate change and demand we all stop doing the things we like doing and tax everything and anything to stop man made gravitational change!!!
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