Closest-Ever Look At Betelgeuse Reveals its Fiery Secret

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    very cool.
     
  3. Spartan Prime

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    I love Dark Convoy's threads about crazy-neat space goings-on and images. They are always amazing to look at.
     
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    Quite so. It never hurts to be on an acid trip while looking at his space threads.
     
  5. Nightwind

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    Very pretty. Also, very interesting read...
     
  6. Roanstalker

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    Very cool indeed.
     
  7. Hiraga

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    Wow, that's pretty cool.
     
  8. REDLINE

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    sweet! Thanks for the link. Always been fascinated by that star.
     
  9. Chaos Muffin

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    Finally, DC is back with the astrology threads, dude Ive been waiting for these since a few months before your divorce . Welcome back man

    Did you check out all those hubble pics? The dark matter and nebula ones are simply mindblowing. Oh and Venus's storms has cleared up, cna see it's continents now.
     
  10. MetalRyde

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    coooooooooooooool........
     
  11. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    cool
     
  12. Cheetatron

    Cheetatron Eh

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    they say it will soon blow up in a nova how "soon" will that be from the perspective of humans living on earth?

    Also what is the likely hood of gaining awesome super powers of some sort? Cause of been really meaning to get myself some but they are impossible to find man if you could get a hold of a cache of super power giving substance you would make a real killing on ebay.
     
  13. Team Jetfire

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    Depending on how far away it is from earth, It may have already gone Super Nova, we just have not seen it yet...quick we could be missing our chance for teh supa powa!
     
  14. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Aw man, I thought that first one was an actual pic! I hate when they do that...present this awesome image, and then you read and it says "artist's impression." Instead, all we get are two fuzzy balls.

    wait, that sounded wrong...
     
  15. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    Now THAT'S a fart.

    (Someone had to say it...)
     
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    Fiery secrets FTW.
     
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    heard of red giants before, but never red super giants. cool man. thanks for the link.
     
  18. Chaos Muffin

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    In my next life I just want to float around in the hubble with a bong.
     
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    Fascinating...
     
  20. Dark_Convoy

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    It's about 640 light years from earth. So even if it went supernova 300 years ago we'd never know in our lifetime.
     

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