The Earth will have two suns in 2012
The Earth could get the next year a second sun. One of the brightest star in our night sky is rapidly losing weight and it could soon become a supernova. Scenary according to which it should happen, for the Australian portal News.com.au stated Brad Carter. It is the star Betelgeuse, a red giant, which rapidly lost its weight, which is an indicator that it is actually the star collapses. This in turn means that it remains out of fuel and that any minute could become a supernova.
When that happens, says Carter, at least several weeks after that, we’ll see more ‘sun’ in the sky. At the same time, it is possible that during the same period will not be any night because of the supernova and the amount of light, “says Carter. What Carter say is that it is still hard to make it all happen, is very significant, next year, which is already provided by some as the year of ‘Apocalypse’ and the end of the world.
Betelgeusea explosions could leave behind a neutron star, or even a black hole of 1,300 light years from Earth, writes the news.com.au. But Carter warned supporters of the apocalypse, it does not need to jump with the predictions of disaster, because the Earth in case of a supernova can be sprayed only with harmless particles.
‘The particles will overwhelm the earth and what is bizarre, although it will illuminate the night sky, supernova, 99 percent of the energy that it will release will be the particles that will pass through our bodies and the earth, without any harmful effects, “explains Carter. He also adds that the rain of neutrons (the particles in question), could be useful for the Earth. ‘Neutrons literally produce gold, silver and all the heavy elements like uranium,’ said Carter.