Monday, September 19, 2011

Fact or Fiction?

Betelgeuse, one of the brightest stars in our galaxy is losing mass, indicating it is collapsing. Once it runs out of fuel, it’ll go supernova and a second sun will shine on humanity. For a time there should be endless day (vamp hunter heaven) and either a black hole or a neutron star will form.

If Betelgeuse does go supernova, Earth will be showered with harmless particles, according to Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland. "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,"

No harm? Hmm. If Splintered Energy has its roots in solid science, it may be proven otherwise. Sweet. Well, that is, if you’re not one of the fallen when a fractured arc smacks into your skull.
This could happen as soon as next year, 2012. Two suns, a couple weeks of endless day, and the year to see the color series finally wrapped. Oh my. Life is good.

1 comment:

Barbara Elsborg said...

Yes, hurry up and finish it. I need to know what happens before some massive asteroid hits us and that's it!