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Earth may soon have a second sun

2nd Sun for Earth

I was reading about Obama’s call to science for the United States and I wholeheartedly agree. We just don’t do a great job in the sciences here, particularly to make it intuitive and exciting. And it IS exciting! I am going to make more of an effort to post on science including science-y fiction. I found this article on Digg, and I have reposted an excerpt. Exciting news: “The red supergiant star Betelgeuse is getting ready to go supernova, and when it does Earth will have a front-row seat. The explosion will be so bright that Earth will briefly seem to have two suns in the sky… just in case anyone is concerned, Betelgeuse is way too far away from Earth to do us any damage” Read more…