Supernova may wipe out the Earth

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  1. Philobeado
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    A STAR primed to explode in a blast that could wipe out the Earth was revealed by astronomers yesterday.

    It will self-destruct in an explosion called a supernova with the force of 20 billion billion billion megatons of TNT.

    New studies show the star, called T Pyxidis, is much closer than previously thought at 3,260 light-years away - a short hop in galactic terms.

    To those who are saying if it happens we have over 3000 years before there is a problem, I'd like to point out that it may have already happened 3000 years ago! And we may be just about to find out! We aren't going to know it goes supernova and then have 3000 years to prepare. We will know when the radiation hits us, so we basically will get no warning.

    Supernova may wipe out the Earth | The Sun |News
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    Well, there's nothing we can do about it if it does, eh?

    That's why you should live every day like it's your last!

    :beer:

    And not worry about paying off your bills! :lol:
     
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    That's a lot of TNT.
     
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    We'll all be dead by then..

    I'll guarantee you that Civilization in 3K years will have already found a new planet and or a way to defend the planet from a Supernova blast..

    hey that's just me :)
     
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    OY!

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    In writing ? Sweet !!
     
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    It may have already exploded 3000+ years ago and we won't know until the radiation reaches us. If so you need to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.
     
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    Well! It was nice knowing all you folks.
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    I'm already blown away and back---it really wasn't all that bad and most of my hair has grown back.
     
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    That's a great point. Just the other day, I told someone that I wasn't "saving" the good china any longer. :D
     

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