New sun — the new end of the world?

October 16, 2011 16:46

The Earth will soon be a second sun and the planet at night will be as bright as day. So say the astronomers of the Observatory in Hawaii. They concluded that one of the nearest stars Betelgeuse in Orion should soon explode.

What we had to lose? In the worst case — terrible disasters. In the side of the planet to direct the flow of gamma radiation. Auroras occur in places where they never had. Some scientists predict that powerful radiation destroys the ozone layer. While this pessimism is not shared by all.
But when an explosion or astrophysics, or astronomers do not know. They say the explosion will be visible to the naked eye and a half months. Then all humans to enjoy a rare cosmic show.


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