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Hooray! Two Suns!

January 21, 2011 By: Category: News

I always knew Beetlejuice was bad news!

Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily.

Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to news.com.au. Betelgeuse, one of the night sky’s brightest stars, is losing mass, indicating it is collapsing. It could run out of fuel and go super-nova at any time.

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 Star Wars-esque 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 of a black hole 1300 light years from Earth, reports news.com.au.

Really? Two suns? No night sky? I mean … pardon? Is there another planet I can transfer to? Because this one is really starting to SUCK.

2 Comments to “Hooray! Two Suns!”


  1. Here’s the word on it from the great Neil DeGrasse Tyson http://bit.ly/fDfDM2

    I think it’d be awesome to have this happen in our lifetime. I’ll give up two weeks of dark for a once-in-ever experience.

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