Supernova Star Blast 'Could Wipe Out Earth'

Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by Petal, Jan 6, 2010.

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  1. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

  2. Zurkhardo

    Zurkhardo Well-Known Member

    Interesting. However, I've read that the "X-Radiation" that would emenate from the blast would be less than what we already recieve from the solar flares from our sun.
  3. bubblin girl

    bubblin girl Well-Known Member

    thats intersting,thanks for postin it :)
  4. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    Not surprising.

    Swoosh, and we would all be dead....
  5. Mikeintx

    Mikeintx Well-Known Member

    Lol they forgot to include:

    "T Pyxidis may be in fact a "ticking time bomb," and potential threat to the Earth if it were to go supernova, which it may do sometime in the future, though very, very far in the future on our timescale: by Scion's calculations, at least 10 million years."
  6. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    What about "beetlejuice" then? (Betelgeuse) in fact that star could've blown up already... It would take more than 400 years to pick up the first signs of it, though (due to the distance) I cannot remember if the scientists are expecting B as a deadly threat or not, but it might be so.
  7. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Can't wait!
  8. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    And we'll all be dead before we can see it. :(

    Life will recover from that, I suspect. If a civilization derived from our modern one is still around there, humans will survive too.
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