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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: puntito
Betelgeuse is a Red Giant isn't it? At least that's what I remember. I didn't think red giants had enough energy/mass to go super nova...which is why they became red giants to begin with.
originally posted by: Nyiah
originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: Nyiah
That's plenty far enough away to completely water down anything coming our way.
Gamma ray bursts do not "water down"
Betelgeuse is not expected to go hypernova, which is, as far as I know, the only type of nova that can generate those.