Monday, September 19, 2011
Fact or Fiction?
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.
Posted by Arlene at 10:25 AM