(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists predicted that another “Moon” may appear in the sky, but this will happen no earlier than in a few tens of millennia. Only our descendants will be able to see this incredible phenomenon.
This is reported by Know.ua.
The explosion of the well-known supergiant star Betelgeuse will be incredibly powerful. Because of this, there will be an illusion that a “second moon” has arisen in the sky. You can see her at any time of the day.
It is worth recalling that literally a year ago, this star, popular not only among scientists, began to quickly lose its brightness. Experts began to panic, because this could indicate a possible explosion in the next few years. As it turned out, in fact, the loss of brightness was due to the ejected huge dust cloud, which partially covered the star and provoked a decrease in its brightness. After some time, the glow returned to its usual indicators.
Betelgeuse appeared no more than 10 million years ago. By comparison, the Sun is nearly 4.5 billion years old. The red supergiant consumes the fuel present in it too quickly. It also pulsates additionally, which indicates its rapid decrease in diameter.
Until today, experts are actively discussing how dangerous the explosion of such a giant would be for our planet. For example, the solar system can be destroyed by the explosion of the sun. At the same time, scientists argue that the Betelgeuse explosion will not bring any harm to humanity, because the Earth is located at a sufficiently large distance from the star, which reaches 550 light years.
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