- This essay is regarding a 'what if' scenario that could
have a major impact on our planet and life on it. There is nothing to be
alarmed about because there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. All
the wailing and whining in the world would add up to exactly zero. In a
way, this is about the sheer impotence of our species when compared to
the bigger picture of things regarding this Universe and the realities
of awesome powers therein.
- One thing people might need to do is put grain, fruit
and vegetable seeds in a safe place just like the elitist group is doing
that includes Bill Gates, Monsanto, Rockefeller and others. That should
also include seeds for trees, flowers, anything green from far and wide
and should include soil too. The reason for stockpiling fertile soil is
explained towards the end of this essay.
- Those who do not have a survivalist mentality or survivalist
skills might want to hone up on those.
- If you are unaware of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault,
these links can fill you in:
- I have been curious for several years as to why some
elitist like Monsanto, Bill Gates and Rockefeller felt that such a seed
vault would be necessary. Sort of, have they run out of things to spend
their money on? Cannot stoop to house and feed the homeless and poor, so
- So, I turned on the radar and have been watching for
over 3 years for any clue, any hint as to why these elitists were suddenly
so interested in seeds and a Doomsday Vault in the Arctic.
- Regardless of what some seem to think, we did not create
any of this Universe nor do we run it or own it. Our species never has
and never will. We do not do a very good job of managing this planet. I
have yet to see anyone or any government on this planet that is even remotely
worthy of being the ruler of this planet and that includes my homeland
of the United States. We all pale in comparison to the majesty and the
sheer power that the Universe demonstrates every day.
- I am reminded of a verse in II Corinthians 12:9: 9But
he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made
perfect in weakness."
- The Universe works; our planet is for the most part a
disaster and does not work. I have come to think that most of mankind is
suffering from some sort of collective dementia and are totally disconnected
from the continuum. Even in the face of hard facts and truth, we as a species
have honed the art of cognitive dissonance and detachment from realities.
That will not save us or make any problem go away.
- Mankind might be very close to getting slapped into reality
- So, YES, there is a very high probably that something
is about to happen in the near to medium future. It may be in 1 week, 1
year, 5-10 years or 25 years from now. All we can do is bear witness to
it and deal with it when that day arrives. if any of us are still alive
to deal with it.
- There is something on the radar that could threaten Earth
and life on it. It may well be headed at us even as you read this and could
be devastating to life on our planet.
- We may soon have to prove that we are smarter than the
dinosaurs and can avoid mass extinction. The phenomenon of mass extinction
on this planet has happened many times before. We may be next on the list
to face that reality.
- I for one am sitting on the edge of my chair waiting
for Barky Obama to utter his next hollow, shallow Messianic syllables about
how he alone is going to save Earth from Mr. Betelgeuse with another Bail
Out or slick trick. Maybe Tiny Tim (God Bless each and every Insider) Geithner
and Helicopter Ben Bernanke can dream up a quick bribe to see if Mr. Betelgeuse
will go away and not hit Earth with a planet-killing Weapon of Mass Destruction.
- No, I am not referring to the funny but bizarre movie
starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Gina Davis of the same basic name
and Keaton played 'Beetlejuice' as the weird ghost of purgatory.
- I am referring to Orion's right shoulder. You know, the
constellation up there in our galaxy named Orion, The Hunter, especially
on those cold winter nights when it is most visible in the Northern Hemisphere.
"Orion's belt" is three of the most recognizable stars in the
night sky. During the winter months it is almost due East in the early
evening sky just above the horizon and the three stars are vertical. Some
refer to those three stars as 'the Three Kings.'
- There is something very strange going on with the red
giant star Betelgeuse that is the right shoulder of Orion. It is the one
with the pink arrow pointing at it in this graphic.
- I am not one to get excited easily or engage in fear
mongering, but we may be very close to having a major Supernova event in
this neighborhood of our galaxy. Science is science, physics is physics,
stars are stars, and the Universe is what it is. It could be a great light
show and a historic event, or it could be an event that is sort of the
Revelations equivalent of ending life on our planet with the Armageddon
fire and brimstone thrown in for effects.
- I like to know what is headed at me and Betelgeuse in
Supernova mode could be like 'something wicked this way comes' at our home
- According to those brainiacs out at the Cal Berkeley
Observatory, in recent years (since 1993, the pinheads have sat on this
news for a while) the star has shrunk by about 15%. That may not sound
like much but folks, Betelgeuse is one colossal star. It is the 9th largest
super-massive red giant star that our astronomers and astrophysicists know
about and it is in our 'neighborhood' so to speak as it is about 400 to
600 light years away. Regardless of the exact distance it could well
be the closest and biggest Supernova in the history of our planet when
it blows up. Every indication is. it is going to blow up in a spectacular
- That may be the day that 'doomsday' is emphatically defined
on our species.
- We do not have any experience with a Supernova blowing
up in our backyard, so this might turn out to be one of those 'hair on
fire' moments, figuratively and literally. The potential is definitely
there for some very bad things to happen if certain factors fall into place
and those factors are not in our favor.
- Due to the nature of the star, this would be the more
violent Type II Supernova that can be quite extreme when the star is a
super-massive, super giant and decides it is time to 'go postal'.
- There have been many Supernovas all over the Universe
for many billions of years. I feel pretty safe in saying that many civilizations
and planets that had developed life forms have been erased by such Supernovas.
- Just to make sure I had the math right, I looked up other
well-known Supernova remnants. When the star went to Supernova that created
M1 (Messier 1, or the Crab Nebula), it was visible during the day for 23
days according to written records of that time.
- That was a tremendous amount of light to be blasted across
the galaxy and reach Earth in that magnitude. That happened in 1054 AD
but that Supernova is about 6,500 light years from Earth. Imagine that.
23 days visible during the day from 6,500 light years away.
- The Chinese historians referred to it as The Guest Star.
- Betelgeuse is a mere 400-600 light years from Earth or
one-tenth or less the distance to the Crab Nebula. If one is a golfer in
galactic terms that would be akin to a short wedge chip shot from Earth
compared to the entire length of a golf course out where the Crab Nebula
- They are not sure how big the Crab Nebula star was that
went into supernova mode, but the remnant alone that is visible to us is
11 light years across. Due to distance, that '11 light years across' is
what it looked like as of 6,500 years ago because it takes that long for
the light to travel from the Crab Nebula to Earth. The nearest star to
Earth is Alpha Centauri at about 4.37 light years, so, yes, 11 light years
across is a big 'post-supernova' debris field. That alone is evidence of
a huge explosion of a star and it is probably still expanding.
- The Supernova Remnants tend to decelerate in expansion
over time but some recent ones (SN 1987A and SN 1993J) have not and they
are still studying why they are not slowing down. They are both also of
the Type II Supernova variety. Some of the known supernova remnants are
still expanding at very fast rates and have been for thousands to millions
of years. As Supernovas tend to do, they are defying the math and doing
what they want to do in spite of what physicists here on Earth come up
with in their calculations.
- The ejected matter of most Supernova Remnants starts
off around 10,000 km per second and then sort of settle in to where they
are expanding at variable rates in the range of about 1,000 to 3,000 kilometers
per second. However, there are some that have parts expanding along those
lines while other parts of the same supernova remnants have been measured
at about 200,000 kilometers per second.
- That is just the remnant and matter that was not converted
in the thermonuclear blast to energy. The massive energy waves are traveling
at the speed of light. Those energy waves will easily reach Earth and fast.
- They are each unique and each is potentially very deadly
to the region that it happened in just due to the sheer power that is generated.
Some of the supernova remnants and events are sort of like an enigma within
- These are not firecrackers or 4th of July rockets to
add color and entertainment to the Cosmos. They are Supernovas that generate
colossal amounts of energy at mindboggling levels. If one happened to live
in a Solar System or nearby where a Supernova occurred, they were so screwed.
Some Supernovas generate more power in that split second than our Sun ever
has or ever will generate throughout its entire life.
- That is sort of what has me pondering what the headline
news might look like soon.
- Since our 'current image' of the Crab Nebula is now about
6,500 years old, the debris field after that explosion may well stretch
out to 400 light years across by now or more. We do not have updated information
as to exact size due to the distance and time required for light to travel
here. Even the light from the Crab Nebula that arrives while you are reading
this is 6,500 years out of date as to what it really looks like at this
very moment out there where the supernova remnant is located.
- I do not mean to sound flippant but what we see here
is irrelevant because it is all dated information due to the vastness of
this Universe. What is really going on out there is relevant and that is
why Betelgeuse might be the biggest threat to our planet that mankind has
ever faced or will ever face.
- If one knows anything about Supernova Remnants, these
are the nurseries where new stars are born and the entire cycle starts
over. Problem is that having new star making material in our neighborhood,
and eventually new stars, is not a formula for the long term health of
- Unlike the beliefs of our presumptive idiots in DC, I
am often reminded that this Solar System and this Universe do not revolve
around Washington, DC or Wall Street or those who have proven again and
again that they are the worst among us.
- Just imagine the Crab Nebula as 'ground zero' and the
news we get is 6,500 years out of date as to what it really looks like
now. It was a colossal event way back then and it is still a colossal event
today. We are sort of out of the loop because we are so far away.
- That could sort of put Betelgeuse remnants smack dab
into our solar system in a similar incident when it too turns into a ground
- Sort of like, 'Honey, don't worry about that elephant
in the living room. Soon a part of a supernova star will be permanently
parked where we live. And don't worry let the greedy bastards foreclose
on the house. It is probably going to spontaneously burst into flames any
way when the Betelgeuse energy waves arrive!"
- This photo and some graphic scales will give you an idea
how big the red giant star Betelgeuse is. really.
- Wow, that is one huge star! I am sort of amazed that
there are eight others that we know of that are larger than that. That
is not a 'twinkle, twinkle, little star." That is a 'kick your ass
out of the galaxy' star.
- We cannot be sure that other visible Supernova remnants
were the result of larger or smaller stars than Betelgeuse in terms of
sheer mass or supernova explosive power. When a search is done for 'supernova
remnants', many times the original star types are listed as 'unknown'.
The progenitor stars that initiated Supernovas are mostly gone but for
whatever remains after the big event. Most of them happened long before
we had the technology to probe into the Cosmos. Even thousands of years
after the explosions, we often cannot see through the debris to determine
if a neutron star or a black hole was the end result of what was left after
- Some say that Betelgeuse is only 320 light years away.
The confusion is due to the amount of clutter and interstellar debris between
here and there.
- Try to imagine for a moment. A star that is larger than
the size of Jupiter's orbit around the Sun and it is the 9th largest one
known. Each of the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter would
be in the belly of this goliath star if its center were where our Sun is.
Things would be very hot on Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto. The solar
winds would be so fierce that Saturn, Neptune and Uranus would not have
rings around them.
- Just in shrinking 15%, Betelgeuse has shrunk by about
the size of the orbit of Venus around our Sun. The orbit of Venus is a
big circle at about 1.44 AU or roughly 133,920,000 miles across.
- However, that is just about 15% of Betelgeuse. Truly,
it is hard to get one's mind around the magnitude of the size of Betelgeuse.
- It is both super massive and is a super giant, the necessary
ingredients for a very large Type II Supernova. The only remaining ingredients
are an iron core and a split second of super-critical state.
- The total size of this behemoth star is many astronomical
units (about 10.4 AU, or that number times 93,000,000 miles), which is
much bigger than the distance to your local WalMart Superstore. It would
take about 38,688 times the diameter of Earth to even get close to the
diameter size of Betelgeuse at about +967,000,000 miles across. That +967
million miles is about the diameter of the Jupiter orbit around the Sun
and Betelgeuse is a little larger than that.
- That is truly amazing, a single star that is close to
1 billion miles in diameter. Our Sun is about 870,000 miles in diameter,
or 1,391,000 kilometers.
- The problems with red giant stars come in many different
- First, they can produce colossal Supernova due to their
sheer mass and the statistics regarding Betelgeuse as compared to our Sun
are staggering. The readings they are getting suggest that Betelgeuse is
already in the 'iron fusion stage', which is the last thing that happens
before a star explodes as a supernova. That is because the core of the
star has gone from hydrogen, to helium, carbon, silica, all the way up
the periodic element table to iron and the star cannot burn iron. Anything
heavier than oxygen is produced in the super-heat of the Supernova explosion
like iron, silver, gold, lead, platinum, uranium, etc.
- The reason that oxygen is the barrier is because that
iron core is trapped. Whether the post-supernova star produces a neutron
star or a black hole, the iron core is forever trapped. In a neutron star
that remaining core is usually compressed into a super-dense pulsar neutron
star that is only about 6 miles in diameter. Even if the iron core were
to be 1 AU when the Supernova event occurs, the end result would be a super-dense
- It is sort of hard for most people to understand that
from such death comes life. It is a natural process that is as old as this
Universe. We are all made of stardust that was the building block of our
Solar System and planet Earth. Some time eons ago a supernova happened
in this general area and the Earth was one of the creations after that.
- Once the critical core mass is reached in iron it can
no longer sustain itself and.. boom goes the star. It is the iron core
of such stars that triggers the 'boom effect' as it tries to collapse into
itself due to mass and cannot due to the inability of iron to absorb that
collapse and heat and retain it. That is when an iron core tries to collapse
and acts like a huge spring and causes a massive backlash and outward thrust
of energy. It is a shock wave that sets off a much bigger Supernova thermonuclear
- It cannot be a super-massive star any more so converts
into a colossal thermonuclear explosion with what is left of its fusion-able
- Of course, those 'contracted 15%' readings are about
400 years old due to the travel time of light to reach Earth so we may
all get to see a really big fireworks show soon. It may happen much sooner
than any of us wish.
- The Supernova event is very much akin to how a nuclear
detonation works in a hydrogen bomb, but this one is much, much larger
in megatons. More like having to measure it in the trillions or quadrillions
of megatons, maybe more. No one knows or can predict what the aftermath
will be if Betelgeuse goes to Supernova mode in our neighborhood. There
seem to be no other Supernova remnants so close to the Earth. It might
be a dud, or it might be a very bad day for this entire neighborhood of
this Milky Way galaxy.
- Secondly, they are so massive that they usually create
either neutron stars or black holes in the wake of their going into supernova
mode. It is kind of hard to detect black holes but I have never heard of
one being just 400-600 light years from Earth.
- I cannot say that I want such in my neighborhood but
not much I can do about it. They tend to park where they want to park and
there is nothing anyone can do about it, not even Slick Barky or Tiny Tim.
Evil Dick Cheney cannot even snarl and make a dent in the reality of the
- Whether the end result is a neutron star or a black hole
will not be known until Betelgeuse goes to Supernova mode and the star
dust starts to clear. That is when a teaspoon of neutron star matter could
weigh as much as 10 billion tons and light could not even escape from a
black hole singularity if that is the final outcome.
- How much is 10 billion tons in neutron star realities?
Close to the weight of every car and truck on the road on this planet today
smashed into what would fit on a teaspoon at a neutron star.
- Yes, reality would be altered a tad in that part of this
neighborhood and over time it could affect our part of this neighborhood.
- Third, depending on the nature of the Betelgeuse supernova,
when it blows, the sheer force may be enough to cause serious disruption
and wreak havoc and problems in our Solar System. You know, all of us and
every elephant in every living room. If it does not produce total destruction,
it can probably produce many bad effects. It could well change life on
this planet as we know it and be a very harsh wake up call.
- We may well find ourselves pushed from creature comforts
back to the Middle Ages or close to it. Or, we as a species may well become
extinct and fast.
- Such a blast might well even super-excite our Sun into
doing some things that no human has ever seen in our history on this planet.
- This event may also provide some hard evidence of what
the Electric Universe theory is as we see a new 'relationship' between
Betelgeuse and our Sun.
- What is a little disconcerting to me is the possibility
that our atmosphere could turn into a fireball if the right conditions
happened at about the same time. Just super-activity of our Sun has done
that in the past and it literally rained carbon nanotubes and nano-diamonds
all over the planet. The temperatures necessary to do that are much higher
than Al Gore and The Gorettes can imagine and has nothing to do with fossil
fuels or carbon emissions. That event may have coincided with a massive
flow of cosmic energy into our atmosphere many eons ago. Oxygen and hydrogen
are flammable and explosive, under the right conditions and exposure to
energy or heat.
- Our Sun likes to produce radiant heat and the solar wind
as an outward flow. I am not sure anyone can predict what will happen when
the 'solar wind' from Betelgeuse shows up as a massive thermonuclear blast
and surges in sheer energy waves headed against that outward flow from
the Sun. It might be a 'push come to shove' match that I would rather not
witness. Seriously, our atmosphere might take on the appearance of Hell
on Earth for a while.
- Many people like to spend their time watching and commenting
on the weather and how crazy it is at times. We may get to see a paradigm
shift where F5 tornados and hurricanes are passé and we get super-massive
storms many times more powerful that make life on this planet impossible.
None of that would have anything to do with the burning of fossil fuels
on this planet.
- It could sort of show these Global Warming folks to be
the morons I think they are when our atmosphere goes to over one thousand
degrees and the Sun has nothing to do with it or carbon emissions here
on Earth. Or, the magnitude of storms makes life on the surface of our
planet a deadly proposition and growing food as we do now would be impossible.
- It could be akin to breaking the billiard balls (our
solar system) with a colossal nuclear blast and energy waves that we do
not have the technology to measure how powerful they really are. In space,
there is little to nothing to dissipate the force of that blast or the
massive surges in energy. It all depends on the exact moment and the exact
nature of the supernova event as to what we will get as the end result.
- Fourth, just before colossal stars go Supernova, they
contract and get smaller in size. Hmm, 15% contraction since 1993 according
to the 'data hoarders' at Berkeley Observatory, but dated by about 400
light years. Hmm, iron core fusion in progress and contraction. Hmm, sounds
like the probability of fireworks coming soon might be increasing.
- I am very curious as to why the folks at Berkeley kept
this quiet for 16 years and Bill Gates and gang are out collecting seeds
for a doomsday vault. Might the elitist bastards be looking out only for
their sorry hides? None of them are even fit breed stock for our species
having a future on this planet.
- We can all hope and pray that the event is directional
and not headed our way or is merely a distant nuclear blast and not a tsunami
of deadly levels of UV, gamma and/or x-ray radiation. Such super-massive
stars can generate lethal levels of UV, gamma ray and x-ray radiation in
- How staggering?
- The sheer size of Betelgeuse is over 1,000 times that
of our Sun.
- Due to the exponential Supernova power where that 1,000
can translate into billions, trillions or quadrillions, it could well overpower
the effects of the Sun for a while here on Earth and in this Solar System.
It is a swelled red giant star that would reach out to Jupiter if it were
parked where our Sun is. It is in the class of what astronomers and astrophysicists
refer to as Super Massive Stars.
- "Betelgeuse is a red supergiant of spectral type
M1-2Ia-Iab. The luminosity of the star is about 10,000 times that of the
- The diameter of the star is about 650 times the diameter
of the sun. According to Burnham the star fluctuates irregularly in brightness
over a period of years and has been seen to vary by up to a factor of two
in luminosity. Betelgeuse is also pulsates irregularly in size. Burnham
suggests that the diameter of the star may vary as much as 60%. "
- End Insert.
- That considerable fluctuation in luminosity and in size
are also signs that the core is quickly turning to iron but the critical
density has not been reached yet, as of 400 years ago or so. It could not
find any reliable information on this but it would not surprise me if Betelgeuse
consumes more of its nuclear fuel in one day than our Sun does in one year.
It might even be a 1 hour to 1 year ratio since the star is so young, so
massive yet already seems to be approaching the Supernova mode.
- It would also not surprise me if Supernova Betelgeuse
releases more energy in 1 second than our Sun ever has or ever will when
the thermonuclear detonation occurs.
- It has already shed a mass equal to our Sun that extends
approximately 20,000 AU or astronomical units away from its surface. It
also has a mass of about 20 times that of our Sun, at a minimum. Due to
the nature of the star, it is burning its nuclear fuel at rates far greater
than the Sun. It is that fast burn rate and iron core that is problematic.
When it comes to super massive stars, those facts mean that thermonuclear
explosion is not far away. That inserted comment above about 'size may
vary up to 60%' is a clear indication that the iron core and sheer mass
are in the 'huff and puff' mode and about to blow the house down. It is
already trying to collapse on its core and that is what produces the Supernova.
- When the outflow of energy is no longer sufficient to
prevent core collapse, the Supernova happens.
- 1 AU (Astronomical Unit) is the distance from our Sun
to our Earth, or about 93,000,000 miles, about 149,598,000 kilometers.
- Scientists use that as a different yard stick since the
distances across the Universe are so huge. Our entire Solar System is about
80 AU across, with Pluto being 39.6 AU from the Sun in distance; so double
that to have a suitable parking place for our Solar System.
- Stop and ponder that for a moment. The entire width of
the Solar System orbits is about 80 AU in diameter and Betelgeuse alone
is about 10.4 AU. In our Solar System the Sun makes up over 99% of the
total mass, far outweighing the 9 planets and moons.
- Betelgeuse alone is at least 20 times the entire mass
of our Sun and all 9 planets and moons, comets and asteroids.
- Sun: 99.85%
- Planets: 0.135%
- Betelgeuse is at a minimum 20 times the mass of our Sun
and over 1,000 times as large. This is not a toy; it may well be regarded
as a God Star that has the fate of our species and our planet under its
control. Its destiny may wind up being our fate.
- I think one of the things that have the scientists concerned
is Betelgeuse is a very young, but very well developed star. That is not
the normal progression for red giant stars. In that I mean that it has
gone through a lifecycle very fast and has developed layers that would
be something like this:
- That is normally the progression of older red giant star
but Betelgeuse seems to be creating a new reality in red giant star physics.
- Betelgeuse is not part of a binary star system so in
spinning off at least one solar mass (our Sun) it has probably done so
in hydrogen and some helium into free space. Helium is not explosive but
hydrogen is highly explosive and highly flammable.
- There is a chance that once Betelgeuse goes into Supernova
mode it may well gain some strength when that additional solar mass of
hydrogen is incorporated into the sheer force of the blast wave for the
first 20,000 AU or so. Normally the black hole or neutron star left behind
tends to exert some gravitational pull in the other direction but Betelgeuse
might be different in that it will start off expanding fast and stay fast
and even gain energy and power as the blast effect expands.
- One light year is about 63,000 AU, so for the first 30%
or so of a light year (20,000 AU) this Supernova may well be gaining energy
instead of decelerating and be beyond any gravitational pull the remaining
black hole or neutron star could exert. That fact alone might be why some
scientists are looking at this as a potential freight train from Hell.
- Another thing this additional hydrogen could do is extend
the intensity of the light that is reaching Earth. That may not be the
enhanced light show we would wish to see. It might actually enhance the
sheer damaging effects. When such Supernovas occur they ionize the hydrogen
at the outer layers and that adds to the intensity. With Betelgeuse we
have an additional 20,000 AU of hydrogen that may well add to the length
of time and intensity of this bright light is in our sky.
- That might also add to any negative affects we get in
the way of energy wave intensity from this Supernova that could add up
to bad things here on Earth. Our atmosphere protects reasonably well from
the Sun. Our atmosphere was never intended to protect from a nearby Supernova
that may well reach to Biblical proportions of power.
- Imagine for a moment the mass of our Sun being hurled
off one star to a distance of 20,000 AU or 20,000 times the distance from
Sun to Earth. It might help if you look at it this way the mass of
our Sun is considerably greater than that of the 9 planets. The Sun is
about 99.85% of all of the mass in this Solar System. Otherwise, the planets
could not stay in orbit. Now imagine hurling that mass 20,000 AU or 250
times the width of our entire Solar System. The red giant Betelgeuse is
a nuclear-powered engine of gargantuan proportions.
- A possible good analogy of what Betelgeuse has done is
what happens with an FAE or Fuel Air Explosion. For an area totaling 20,000
AU around this star it has saturated space with enough hydrogen and helium
to equal the mass of our Sun. Folks, that is huge.
- When it blows, that additional Sun mass will come into
play somehow. It may intensify the explosive power or it may intensify
the UV, gamma ray and x-ray potential to inflict massive harm and possibly
planetary death on Earth or any other planet within its reach.
- Most red giant stars are the 'slow burn' type while it
is the super-hot large blue or white stars that tend to live short lives.
- There is something very different about Betelgeuse and
I think the scientists are figuring that out. If it is truly only about
10 million years old and has developed the multiple layers and iron core,
my bet is some of the scientists are starting to talk about a possible
"Type III" supernova that redefines their thoughts on the subject.
- Frankly, I would rather be studying that phenomenon from
100,000 to 1,000,000 light years away and not in the neighborhood Earth
is located. There is a very good possibility that 400 light years away
from Betelgeuse is not enough of a safety zone.
- For you folks that can only relate to maps, scale and
miles, 20,000 AU is about 23.5 billion miles in one direction. If factored
that the mass ejection is in all directions it is about 47 billion miles
across in any direction you choose. It is a sphere with a much bigger sphere
around it and many times the diameter of our Solar System. My bet is much
of the contents of the larger sphere is highly combustible hydrogen that
will either multiply or extend the effects far beyond the normal range
of a Supernova.
- So, what could this bad-boy Betelgeuse do to us here