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(NASA)   Betelgeuse farted, y'all. Probably   (nasa.gov) divider line
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2020-08-13 3:09:49 PM  
I'm a little disappointed this articlw isn't about Michael Keaton crop dusting somebody.
 
2020-08-13 3:14:05 PM  
Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster hangover fart
 
2020-08-13 3:14:37 PM  
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2020-08-13 3:24:03 PM  
Can stars do that?  Should we be worried?

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2020-08-13 3:29:02 PM  
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Musta been something I ate ...
 
2020-08-13 3:38:06 PM  
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2020-08-13 3:53:41 PM  
It might make this shiat show of a year worth while if we got to watch that star go nova.

/stupid astronomical time frames
//aaaaany day now
 
2020-08-13 3:57:40 PM  
Betelgeuse is an aging, red supergiant star that has swelled in size due to complex, evolving changes in its nuclear fusion furnace at the core. The star is so huge now that if it replaced the Sun at the center of our solar system, its outer surface would extend past the orbit of Jupiter.

Why would we even talk about trading our sun for an aging red giant star?
 
2020-08-13 4:05:33 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Betelgeuse is an aging, red supergiant star that has swelled in size due to complex, evolving changes in its nuclear fusion furnace at the core. The star is so huge now that if it replaced the Sun at the center of our solar system, its outer surface would extend past the orbit of Jupiter.

Why would we even talk about trading our sun for an aging red giant star?


Probably some scheme to flip it for a nice profit and then buy a nice k-type star with low miles that will last awhile. Problem is the taxes on selling a star are astronomical.
 
2020-08-13 4:42:15 PM  
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2020-08-13 4:55:02 PM  
Yeah all we need now is a Beltegeuse explosion that will strip the ozone layer away from the earth.

/ We arent really in danger of it doing that to earth, because its 430 LY away.
// My bets are on IK Pegasi A and B doing a type 1 supernova. 150 LY away.
/// This year has been a shiatshow.
 
2020-08-13 5:31:52 PM  
...Say it once - say it twice - say it three times.
 
2020-08-13 5:38:06 PM  
Didn't know they had Taco Bell franchises that far out.
 
2020-08-13 7:17:46 PM  
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2020-08-13 8:39:22 PM  
That's what they want you to believe. We all know it's really a giant-ass Dyson Sphere.
 
2020-08-13 9:00:13 PM  
What are the chances that it was hit by something ?  Looks kinda like an impact, and then a blowout... similar to what happened to Jupiter with Shoemaker-Levy 9 but just one impact....
 
2020-08-13 9:10:33 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: That's what they want you to believe. We all know it's really a giant ass-Dyson Sphere.


ftfy

/too lazy to shoop a butt coming out of a vacuum
//let alone a whole sphere of them
 
2020-08-13 9:16:11 PM  

OlderGuy: What are the chances that it was hit by something ?  Looks kinda like an impact, and then a blowout... similar to what happened to Jupiter with Shoemaker-Levy 9 but just one impact....


I'm sure it'd have to be hit by something fast and hard... like a planet. I bet any planet that could've fallen into it would have done so by now.

Giant stars are really unstable, especially variables. Some lose up to thousandths of a solar mass per year via stellar wind. It's much more likely that the star had a really big burp than something hit it hard enough to cause it to emanate enough matter to dim it by the amount observed. According to the article, this also occurred during a high-activity phase of its variable cycle, which seems an unlikely coincidence for a collision.
 
2020-08-13 9:54:58 PM  

New Farkin User Name: OlderGuy: What are the chances that it was hit by something ?  Looks kinda like an impact, and then a blowout... similar to what happened to Jupiter with Shoemaker-Levy 9 but just one impact....

I'm sure it'd have to be hit by something fast and hard... like a planet. I bet any planet that could've fallen into it would have done so by now.

Giant stars are really unstable, especially variables. Some lose up to thousandths of a solar mass per year via stellar wind. It's much more likely that the star had a really big burp than something hit it hard enough to cause it to emanate enough matter to dim it by the amount observed. According to the article, this also occurred during a high-activity phase of its variable cycle, which seems an unlikely coincidence for a collision.


Probably right... given TFA pics, looks more like shart than a fart....
 
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