I was just reading this about Beteljuise:
“THE super-giant red star Betelgeuse in the constellation of Orion is destined to explode, but maybe not next year as some recent news reports have suggested and will not be as bright as some predicted…….”
So far thats plausible ….
“….. FoxNews.com reported Betelgeuse has already become a red giant, which indicates it will explode and become a supernova.
But experts say it is not likely to happen soon and it will happen far enough away that it will not hurt Earth…..”
This is an entirely full of shit idea. This is the old idea that the galaxy is only connected by gravity. If Beteljeuse blows we will have the confirmation of the reason for massive disasters already occurring. That is to say the first wave of disasters will reach us first. Then some small time later we will look up in the sky and find a second sun that will tell us the reasons for disasters already in progress …… Those of us who are still alive to witness the supernova that is.
You don’t have to read much further to find the source of this full-of-shit prognosis. Its our old friend lucky-Phil-Plait. An astronomer who cannot see what he’s looking at, when he looks through a telescope. A public intellectual who has never a found a stupid mainstream idea that he was not in love with.
“…….US astronomer Phil Plait noted on his blog that a supernova would have to be no farther than 25 light years away to “fry us with light or anything else and Betelgeuse is 25 times that distance”……”
Phil Plait. Ongoing proof that the truly stupid have become upwardly mobile. It used to be a notable thing that a lot of very smart people were overlooked. People who ought to have been fast-tracked to the top, if our own instincts for self-preservation were sharpened ….. well we would see them doing odd jobs, helping their dad out at some rural pub, or in other low level jobs. But back in the old days at least the fellows who did make it high up in the world could do the job. They may not have been the best candidate. But most of them were pretty smart. No longer. The bigshots are getting more stupid with each new generation.
Beetlegeuse is the tenth largest star in the galaxy. And Betelgeuse is relatively close to us. So if she blows it will likely be as big a disaster, or bigger, then whatever it was that set off the chain reaction that finished the dinosaurs off.
Where the dinosaurs were concerned, first you had these massive volcanic explosions in India. Bear in mind that the planet was a lot smaller then. And so massive volcanic activity in India wasn’t as remote from the rest of the planet as it would be considered now.
300 000 years after that, you had the major asteroid hit. This appears to have been associated with one of our planets exploding earlier.
You see when you have a supernova, you have a series of catastrophes, all relating to the one root source. Or at least thats what my investigation seemed to imply.
I’ll write more about this later. But before that I’ll start bringing threads that relate to disastrous, catastrophic, near-extinction, and extinction events, to the front, to review the subject.