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    Two suns - interesting astronomy stuff.

    I found this article fascinating. Saying that the star Betelgeuse will explode, meaning the earth will have two suns soon.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyl...-1225992110490
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    Interesting. Is Betelgeuse pronounced like a certain Michael Keaton movie, or am I an idiot? :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    ...the earth will have two suns soon.
    From the article:

    The bad news is, it could also happen in a million years. But who's counting?
    So the question of the day is...what is the life expectancy of the average Australian???
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    Quote Originally Posted by missflick View Post
    Interesting. Is Betelgeuse pronounced like a certain Michael Keaton movie, or am I an idiot? :
    No, you're not an idiot. I was always taught that it's pronounced the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missflick View Post
    Interesting. Is Betelgeuse pronounced like a certain Michael Keaton movie, or am I an idiot? :
    Quote Originally Posted by nerdycool View Post
    No, you're not an idiot. I was always taught that it's pronounced the same.
    In fact, the character's name in the movie was actually spelled "Betelgeuse" but they (wisely) changed it in the title.

    Fascinating article. The photo and caption made my day.

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    Wow, very cool. Endless sunshine for weeks--doesn't sound healthy, but folks can get some great tans if they are so inclined. I liked the part where the explosion will send neutrinos to deposit gold and silver in our planet.

    Now that will give the media a great 24 hour news cycle!!
    Boi Bumba!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
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    So the question of the day is...what is the life expectancy of the average Australian???
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