posted on Jun, 13 2009 @ 09:24 AM
reply to post by OmegaLogos
If Betelgeuse sends a gamma ray burst our way, your telescope will not see it - but these satellites would have detected it....
The radiation would reach us before the light did.
*The satellites (which we no longer have access to) would detect the gamma radiation long before the supernova could be detected visibly.
This would probably give us all enough time to prepare and panic.
With the news about Betelgeuse; having these satellites detect even an unrelated increase in gamma radiation would have a drastic effect on the market
and global economy.
If the world even mistakenly thinks it is at an end - people and nations will use the opportunity to settle old scores. So even if the gamma ray
burst (or asteroid) misses us completely, the news that is was going to hit us would cause mayhem.
Think War of the Worlds type hysteria - except with nukes, jets, bombs, guns and reason to use them; because we will all think we will be dead soon
Maybe the military already detected the burst and stopped the data-flow before the researchers and scientists had the chance to discover it for
(They do not give scientists real-time data... It is filtered and there is a delay - just like with NASA. It looks like the delay might have came in
handy this time around...)
The most rich and powerful people on the planet have all been meeting up lately. Maybe they are all getting ready for the event that finally gets rid
of all the useless eaters while they sit it out underground.
[edit on 13-6-2009 by Exuberant1]