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(Slate)   Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom   (slate.com) divider line 27
    More: Cool, supernovas, galaxies, Death from the Skies, Type Ia, dwarf, metallicity, light-years, white dwarfs  
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2014-01-23 02:27:06 AM
I guess subby will have to settle for a stellar explosion instead.

/neat find though
 
2014-01-23 02:27:24 AM
Big bada boom!

This is seriously cool, we could learn a lot from this.
 
2014-01-23 02:39:53 AM
Thanks Obama.
 
2014-01-23 02:49:32 AM
Just be glad this isn't in our neighborhood.  That would be a very bad day.
 
2014-01-23 03:20:25 AM
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2014-01-23 03:33:40 AM

Peki: /neat find though


Thought so too.  Completely shocked that it came from "Bad Astronomy".

/there is a reason I stopped following the ass
 
2014-01-23 03:52:51 AM
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2014-01-23 03:57:55 AM

gingerjet: Peki: /neat find though

Thought so too.  Completely shocked that it came from "Bad Astronomy".

/there is a reason I stopped following the ass


I'll bite, why? This is the second time in two days, except the last person to say it was a troll and a knave.
 
2014-01-23 04:16:11 AM

Fano: gingerjet: Peki: /neat find though

Thought so too.  Completely shocked that it came from "Bad Astronomy".

/there is a reason I stopped following the ass

I'll bite, why? This is the second time in two days, except the last person to say it was a troll and a knave.


Yeah, I'm interested too. It's as if someone ran for office on a campaign of "Don't Vote For Me."

/I wonder if it's still just as hard to spend $20 million with the same restrictions nowadays.
 
2014-01-23 04:18:40 AM
Damn Rabbit stole the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator !
 
2014-01-23 04:49:10 AM
Just emailed my P.I. to say I'm game for looking at it this weekend if I can.  Yay for nearby SN Ia in picturesque host galaxies. :)
 
2014-01-23 06:30:32 AM
Is it gauche to say I wish SN1987a goes boom were here in this thread?
 
2014-01-23 07:29:17 AM

gingerjet: Completely shocked that it came from "Bad Astronomy".

/there is a reason I stopped following the ass


Slate has gone down hill in the last 6 months.
 
2014-01-23 09:16:29 AM
Cool... I've been waiting for something like this. The only thing that would be better is a naked eye one, even better would be one of the ones that you can see during the day. Failing that, I will be happy with one that I can spot with my telescope and point out to the kids that it wasn't there a year ago.

Well, ok, technically it was there about 12 million years ago, but you know what I mean,
 
2014-01-23 09:45:35 AM
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2014-01-23 09:47:03 AM
I've never seen a supernova blow up, but if it's anything like my old Chevy Nova, it'll light up the night sky
 
2014-01-23 09:59:26 AM
For as much time as Marvin spent in space, you'd think he'd have figured out that the reason there wasn't an earth shattering kaboom is because sound doesn't travel through a vacuum.
 
2014-01-23 12:44:58 PM
Heh, that's the sound file I use to let me know I hit a breakpoint when I'm debugging.
 
2014-01-23 01:47:00 PM
Subby here. I was surprised that this story was just kind of laying about. It wasn't on reddit or Fark, but buried in a Rachel Maddow post on my Facebook feed yesterday. I looked all over to see if it had already been posted on Fark before I submitted it, because usually somebody else is all over this kind of stuff.

I'd like to see Betelgeuse go boom in my lifetime.
 
2014-01-23 02:25:48 PM

Mikey1969: Cool... I've been waiting for something like this. The only thing that would be better is a naked eye one, even better would be one of the ones that you can see during the day. Failing that, I will be happy with one that I can spot with my telescope and point out to the kids that it wasn't there a year ago.

Well, ok, technically it was there about 12 million years ago, but you know what I mean,


Beetleguise is supposed to blow soon, right? That's gonna be as bright as the Van Buren Super Nova.
 
2014-01-23 02:52:07 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Mikey1969: Cool... I've been waiting for something like this. The only thing that would be better is a naked eye one, even better would be one of the ones that you can see during the day. Failing that, I will be happy with one that I can spot with my telescope and point out to the kids that it wasn't there a year ago.

Well, ok, technically it was there about 12 million years ago, but you know what I mean,

Beetleguise is supposed to blow soon, right? That's gonna be as bright as the Van Buren Super Nova.


From what I've heard, they don't know if Betelgeuse is gonna blow next Tuesday, or in 10 million years. I've been hoping like crazy that it will happen in my lifetime, because it's expected to be epic.

Of course, they'll probably discover THIS about it someday, and I'll feel guilty(One of my favorite sci fi stories)...

http://www.uni.edu/morgans/astro/course/TheStar.pdf
 
2014-01-23 03:10:57 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Subby here. I was surprised that this story was just kind of laying about. It wasn't on reddit or Fark, but buried in a Rachel Maddow post on my Facebook feed yesterday. I looked all over to see if it had already been posted on Fark before I submitted it, because usually somebody else is all over this kind of stuff.

I'd like to see Betelgeuse go boom in my lifetime.


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2014-01-23 03:31:08 PM

Mikey1969: Uchiha_Cycliste: Mikey1969: Cool... I've been waiting for something like this. The only thing that would be better is a naked eye one, even better would be one of the ones that you can see during the day. Failing that, I will be happy with one that I can spot with my telescope and point out to the kids that it wasn't there a year ago.

Well, ok, technically it was there about 12 million years ago, but you know what I mean,

Beetleguise is supposed to blow soon, right? That's gonna be as bright as the Van Buren Super Nova.

From what I've heard, they don't know if Betelgeuse is gonna blow next Tuesday, or in 10 million years. I've been hoping like crazy that it will happen in my lifetime, because it's expected to be epic.

Of course, they'll probably discover THIS about it someday, and I'll feel guilty(One of my favorite sci fi stories)...

http://www.uni.edu/morgans/astro/course/TheStar.pdf


damn, Somewhere I had heard that they thought it was in the pre-blow stages and we only had to wait at most 40 years.
 
2014-01-23 03:43:46 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: damn, Somewhere I had heard that they thought it was in the pre-blow stages and we only had to wait at most 40 years.


This is what I remember learning about it, but I could be wrong, or they could have nailed it down closer in the last 10 years or so... I think the problem is that we're dealing with an object that can exist for billions of years, so while it might be 'right around the corner' for Betelgeuse, for us, it could be a thousand years off...
 
2014-01-23 03:54:23 PM

Mikey1969: Uchiha_Cycliste: damn, Somewhere I had heard that they thought it was in the pre-blow stages and we only had to wait at most 40 years.

This is what I remember learning about it, but I could be wrong, or they could have nailed it down closer in the last 10 years or so... I think the problem is that we're dealing with an object that can exist for billions of years, so while it might be 'right around the corner' for Betelgeuse, for us, it could be a thousand years off...


the real mind fark for me, is that if we see it in the next few decades, it really blew hundreds of years ago.
's  not right I say. not right at all.
 
2014-01-23 05:15:38 PM

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2014-01-23 05:49:14 PM

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Came here looking for that.
 
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