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Would we be effected if Betelgeuse went supernova

« on: 22 June, 2023, 09:03:50 AM »
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Susan.W

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There's been quite a bit said about Betelgeuse in the Orion star system possibly going supernova, but would it effect us and how?
Susan.W the midget magician :)

Re: Would we be effected if Betelgeuse went supernova

« Reply #1 on: 22 June, 2023, 11:18:35 AM »
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Really interesting you brought this up.  Don't know much about cosmos stuff, but going by a certain wiki site Betelgeuse is about 562 light-years away, so might not notice much.

Re: Would we be effected if Betelgeuse went supernova

« Reply #2 on: 23 June, 2023, 06:48:20 AM »
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If I remember correctly, going by what my physics professor said a long time ago, a supernova isn't like a bomb going off or a grenade, but a gradual expansion over many years.  So any after effects we receive will probably be very minor, nothing more than a slight change in the weather.

Re: Would we be effected if Betelgeuse went supernova

« Reply #3 on: 23 June, 2023, 01:40:18 PM »
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If I remember correctly, going by what my physics professor said a long time ago, a supernova isn't like a bomb going off or a grenade, but a gradual expansion over many years.  So any after effects we receive will probably be very minor, nothing more than a slight change in the weather.
Yes, something like that.  Certainly won't light-up the night sky. :-X