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Originally posted by Allred5923
But here are the scientific facts (theories and conjectures based on reason):
Very interesting topic. It seems that they (People of Antiquity) have related this incident too the 2012 Mayan prophecies as well. Would be something else if this proved to be true for the Mayan calendar prediction..
ts coming and it may reach Earth before 2012. In fact the gamma rays from the Orion star Betelgeuse, when it goes ballistic [Supernova] may hit us any day!
Many people are predicting the end of the Earth when the second brightest star of the Orion Constellation goes Nova. The Internet is being flooded with articles concerning the event is part of the Mayan Calendar 2012 predictions and the end of the world. But what are the facts about this very unusual event located approximately 600 – 800 million light years away from Mother Earth? (The Astronomical Journal –April 2008)
Read more: scienceray.com...
Guess we will have to wait and see whats in store... Another note: "Is the estimation of Betelgeuse an accurate and irrefutable calculation for it's distance from the Earth to it's location?"
S&F, Thanks for sharing the info....
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