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Due to misunderstandings caused by the 2009 publication of the star's 15% contraction, Betelgeuse has frequently been the subject of scare stories and rumors suggesting that it will explode within a year, leading to exaggerated claims about the consequences of such an event. The timing and prevalence of these rumors have been linked to broader misconceptions of astronomy, particularly to doomsday predictions relating to the Mayan calendar. In their 2012 study, physicists at the Space Sciences Laboratory point out that the apparent contraction in the star's diameter may be due to the complex dynamics in the star's surrounding nebula and not the star itself, reconfirming that until we better understand the nature of mass loss, predicting the timing of a supernova will remain a challenge.
Originally posted by Spike Spiegle
Hey man I'm glad to see you were able to post your first thread congrats
Keep up the good work.
Originally posted by Shuye
One thing I don't get... help me out here.
How does the two suns theory works with the 3 days of darkness theory? Both related to 2012, but God what a contradiction...