1 June 2010
One of the best science blogs out there is Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy. He has a post today about a rumour spreading that Betelgeuse is about to go supernova and will fry us all.
This is really bad news. Not because it’s true.
Betelgeuse may indeed go supernova in the next 100,000 years but it will not fry us. It’s bad news because every one of us Meteorologists who do weather on TV will get hundreds of emails asking about it. A good 15-20% of these who ask will not even believe us when we tell them it’s not true. We are part of that giant conspiracy you know…
The truth of the matter is really interesting, so read the thoughts of an expert:
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