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Is a Death Star Poised for Final Supernova Detonation Aimed at Earth? Astronomers Say "Maybe"

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posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 08:33 PM
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Is a Death Star Poised for Final Supernova Detonation Aimed at Earth? Astronomers Say "Maybe"


www.dailygalaxy.com

Australian astronomers have been studying an intergalactic assassin poised to wipe out life on Earth. Maybe. Observations indicate that cosmological curiosity WR104 may be a killer - and we might be the victim.

The pretty pinwheel that makes the system so distinctive is now know to be a combination of two stars - a blue star orbiting the Wolf-Rayet 104. Note that the "Wolf-Rayet" name is the astronomical equivalent of a beeping red LCD countdown reading "0:01" - it's a swollen star getting ready for final supernova detonation. At the moment its fusion reactions are blasting its own photosphere off into space, where the blue companion orbits and illuminates the material, creating a seriously impressive spiral over twice the size of our solar system.

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posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 08:33 PM
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I am not posting this to scare people, but rather for people to understand that at any moment there are forces greater than man which can wipe out life on Earth. These same forces can also have lesser impacts but which to the human race, and many species would also be devastating.

We are but a speck in the Solar System, the Solar system is even less of a speck in the Milky way, the Milky Way is much less than a speck in the Universe, and the Universe is surrounded by other multiverses throughout the infinite.

The Solar System, and Earth inside it, as well as the Sun are always moving throughout the galaxy, the universe, and the multiverses, and changes in the environment of the LIC (Local Interstellar Cloud) that our Solar System encounters inside the Milky Way, and the different regions the Milky Way encounters in it's travel throughout the Universe affect Earth, it's climate, as well as geologically.

Such events can, and have in the past reshaped the Earth, sometimes in catastrophic fashion, at times wiping out almost all life on Earth, at other times not being so destructive, but changing everything enough to impact life on Earth.

Our ancestors had to survive some of these events, and so will we. But we also have to understand that at any moment an event such as is described in this article can happen, and could wipe out life on Earth, or change it enough to dramatically affect mankind, as well as other life forms on Earth.

We have been undergoing such an event known as Climate Change, and before things get any better, things wil get worse.

Are you strong enough to survive such a dramatic event for your family, and yourself?

Our ancestors did, otherwise mankind would not exist today.

www.dailygalaxy.com
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[edit on 9-4-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 08:47 PM
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The information for this star system came out last year in march.The site is just posting what was already known.This newest study on the stars from janurary states this star is most likely not pointed at earth and may not even be capable of producing a grb.It will go supernova one day or already has but at a distance of 8000 lys that would not pose a problem for us. This one is from janurary
www.universetoday.com...
Here is one of the original articles from last year
www.cosmosmagazine.com...
Google Fermi it is amazing just how many grbs and radiation it has detected so far in our galaxy.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 09:00 PM
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The thing probably exploded thousands of years ago. If it's 8000 light years away then we are seeing it how it looked 8000 years ago. So by the time we 'see' the explosion it's already too late right?



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 09:13 PM
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Yes you are right it may have already exploded and it may tomorrow.Hopefully if it has or will produce a gamma ray it comes no where close to us.More then likely though this star will just go supernove without producing a grb.Our galaxy is hit everday by grbs they are usually millions of lys away and pose no harm to us one of the most powerful grb was detected last year and hit us directly on.If a grb does come from 8000 lys away scientists aren't even sure of all the affects it will have on earth also depends on if it is a long burst or short burst.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 09:16 PM
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There is a thread already started somewhere about this....

But, you guys bring up many of the same points, so perhaps a merger???



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