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Visible From Earth By 2012
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IKE . Dr. Brad Carter. Senior Lecturer of Physics at the
University of Southern Queensland. outlined the
M am 2 574 2 33 scenario to newsroom. . Betelgeuse, one ofthe
night sky' s brightest stars, is losing mass, indicating
TFA J it is collapsing. It could run out effiel and go super-
nova at anytime.
When that happens. for at least a few weeks. we' d
see a second sun, Carter says. There may also be
no night during that timeframe-
The scenario could happen by
2012. Carter says... or it could take longer. The
explosion could also cause a neutron star or result in
the formation ole black hole 1300 light years from
Earth. reports m? Pis. ) ral. filty.
But doomsday sayers should be careful about
speculation on this one. lithe star does go super-
nova, Earth will be showered with harmless particles,
according to Carter. "They will :) through the
Earth and bizarrely enough, even though the
supernova we see visually will light upthe night sky.
PM per cent ofthe energy in the supernova is
story fri) W released in these particles that will come through our
bodies and through the Earth with absolutely no
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In fact, a neutrino shower could be beneficial to Earth. According to "star stuff" makes up
the universe. ''It literally makes things like gold, silver - all the heavy elements - even things like
uranium... -a star like is instantly forming for us all sorts of heavy elements and atoms
that our own Earth and our own bodies have from long past supernova," said Carter.
UPDATE: To clarify, the news. comman article does not say a neutrino shower could be beneficial to
Earth. but implies a supernova could be beneficial, stating. "Perfrom being a sign ofthe apocalypse,
according to Dr Catterpie supernova will provide Earth with elements necessary for survival and