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Thread: Huge red star might explode soon and next few weeks are critical

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    Quote Originally Posted by tn1911 View Post
    Yes.

    Its called superluminal jet motion
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    I'll miss the ol' gal after she blows, but man...It'll be a hell of a show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FromMyColdDeadHand View Post
    So, am I supposed to stand here with my hands over my junk to protect them or something?
    tin foil wrapped athletic cup.
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    "The star may only have one hundred thousand years left to burn."

    So it may be THREE THOUSAND GENERATIONS before this happens...

    It would be cool as hell to be alive just at the right time to witness something so cool, but I'm not holding my breath.
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    I wonder if the intelligent alien life on any M-Class planet orbiting that star managed to escape? Or in a Bones McCoy sounding statement: "They're dead, Jim".
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    I don't think it has ever been possible for an ELP to exist in orbit of Betelgeuse.

    Even if it had, Betelgeuse is estimated to be only around 10 million years old, forming shortly before humans and chimps diverged from gorillas. The earliest forms of life didn't appear on earth until the earth was at least 32 times older than Betelgeuse is now - and the earliest liquid water formed on earth when earth was about ten times the age of Betelgeuse today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Stormin_ View Post
    It would be cool as hell to be alive just at the right time to witness something so cool, but I'm not holding my breath.
    Nothing lately like SN1054, but they happen! Owning a big telescope doesn't hurt, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainRaven View Post
    I don't think it has ever been possible for an ELP to exist in orbit of Betelgeuse.

    Even if it had, Betelgeuse is estimated to be only around 10 million years old, forming shortly before humans and chimps diverged from gorillas. The earliest forms of life didn't appear on earth until the earth was at least 32 times older than Betelgeuse is now - and the earliest liquid water formed on earth when earth was about ten times the age of Betelgeuse today.

    Was I the only one thinking Keith Emerson was looking bad in the video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinzgauer View Post
    Was I the only one thinking Keith Emerson was looking bad in the video?
    I'unno, looking pretty good for a dead man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainRaven View Post
    I'unno, looking pretty good for a dead man.
    Well, there can be only one. Emerson did go through a phase where he was wearing leather jackets like that so it caught me off-guard seeing ELP.

    Acquired taste, but he was very very good.

    I never got the performance thing until youtube then I saw him stabbing a knife in a Hammond b3 to get the note he wanted to keep playing, then tilt the thing over on his belly and play toccata and fugue in d Minor upside down, all to the bass line of fanfare for a common man as part of an extended solo.

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