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Spectacular collision of suns will create new star in night sky in 2022
www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6 January 2017 4:15pm | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor

Posted on 01/06/2017 10:13:34 AM PST by Red Badger

At the beginning of the 3rd century civil war raged in Britain as the Roman emperor Septimius Severus sought to quell unrest in the north.

But unknown to the fighting cohorts and Caledonian tribes, high above their heads two stars were coming together in a huge cataclysmic explosion.

Now 1800 years later the light from that collision will finally arrive on Earth creating a new star in the night sky - dubbed the ‘Boom Star - in an incredibly rare event which is usually only spotted through telescopes.

Before their meeting the two stars were too dim to be seen by the naked eye, but in 2022, the newly formed Red Nova will burn so brightly in the constellation Cygnus that everyone will be able to to see it.

“For the first time in history, parents will be able to point to a dark spot in the sky and say, ‘Watch, kids, there’s a star hiding in there, but soon it’s going to light up,” said Dr Matt Walhout, dean for research and scholarship at Calvin College, Michigan, where the prediction was made.

For around six months the Boom Star will be one of the brightest in the sky before gradually dimming, returning to its normal brightness after around two to three years.

It is the first time scientists have ever predicted the birth of a new star and astronomers in Britain said it would be a fascinating and important event which is likely to trigger a race to be the first to record the phenomenon.

Dr Robert Massey, of the Royal Astronomical Society, said: “What we’re talking about you might literally call the birth of a new star which should be very visible.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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The star will appear in the constellation Cygnus, also know as the Northern Cross

1 posted on 01/06/2017 10:13:34 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

looks like fish bait to me.


2 posted on 01/06/2017 10:17:39 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Red Badger

Alright! They’re playing it up! Better not be another Kohoutek Non-Event! ;-) :-D


3 posted on 01/06/2017 10:18:51 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Red Badger
Has happened before.


4 posted on 01/06/2017 10:19:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger

BTW, will this be an event visible from only one or the other Hemisphere?


5 posted on 01/06/2017 10:20:21 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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Mostly north, since Cygnus is pretty far north.............


6 posted on 01/06/2017 10:21:10 AM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?............)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

From the article:

The forecast was made officially at a press conference on Friday, all the more poignant because it coincided with the epiphany, which commemorates the visit of the Three Wise Men, who followed the star to Bethlehem to witness the birth of Jesus..................


7 posted on 01/06/2017 10:22:48 AM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?............)
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To: Red Badger

Its not a poignant coincidence if you planed it.


8 posted on 01/06/2017 10:49:51 AM PST by Delta 21 (Patiently waiting for the jack booted kick at my door.)
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To: Red Badger

This is what happens when Starlord gets preoccupied with women, raccoons, and stealing, instead of tending to business.


9 posted on 01/06/2017 10:55:04 AM PST by telstar12.5 (...always bring gunships to a gun fight...)
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To: Red Badger

Thanks. I’m not up on my constellations. Orion and The Dippers are about the only ones I recognize!


10 posted on 01/06/2017 11:19:39 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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Not too far from the Big Dipper (Ursa Major - Big Bear on chart) The end of the handle of the Little Dipper (Ursa Minor - Little Bear on chart) is Polaris, The North Star.......

11 posted on 01/06/2017 12:01:36 PM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?............)
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To: Red Badger

Excellent! Thanks again! Looking forward to seeing the Boom Star!


12 posted on 01/06/2017 9:24:41 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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Note: this topic is from 01/06/2017. Thanks Red Badger.



13 posted on 05/27/2018 8:00:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Note: this topic is from 01/06/2017. Thanks Red Badger.
At the beginning of the 3rd century civil war raged in Britain as the Roman emperor Septimius Severus sought to quell unrest in the north. But unknown to the fighting cohorts and Caledonian tribes, high above their heads two stars were coming together in a huge cataclysmic explosion. Now 1800 years later the light from that collision will finally arrive on Earth creating a new star in the night sky... Before their meeting the two stars were too dim to be seen by the naked eye, but in 2022, the newly formed Red Nova will burn so brightly in the constellation Cygnus that everyone will be able to to see it.

14 posted on 05/27/2018 8:03:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Red Badger

Interesting.


15 posted on 05/27/2018 8:20:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Red Badger

I hereby rename Cepheus the Pup Tent constellation.


16 posted on 05/27/2018 8:34:39 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Cue up the camels!


17 posted on 05/27/2018 8:39:08 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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in 2022, the newly formed Red Nova will burn so brightly
That started no later than 2016, and won't burn out for a long while. :^)

18 posted on 05/28/2018 5:22:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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I can't wait to see a red nova in the sky.


19 posted on 05/28/2018 5:29:48 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: Red Badger

So when can we expect gamma rays?


20 posted on 05/28/2018 10:00:46 AM PDT by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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