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Wouldn't it be sick if Betelgeuse explodes Watch

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    (Original post by Aula)
    To us, yes. To Betelgeuse, it could have already happened.
    There is no physical difference between it happening for us and for Betelgeuse.
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    (Original post by kimkarsd)
    Why must I recommend anything, to men with assperger's?
    OK, you showed me up. I concede.
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    (Original post by AlexLawrence1453)
    OK, you showed me up. I concede.
    Showed up, what? haha..look, pretty clear you have some agenda here, but cool. all i have said is pretty accurate but based on your "intelligent persona" apparently I'm not allowed to express it. hence why i think you're asperger's.
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    (Original post by kimkarsd)
    Showed up, what? haha..look, pretty clear you have some agenda here, but cool. all i have said is pretty accurate but based on your "intelligent persona" apparently I'm not allowed to express it. hence why i think you're asperger's.
    I was taking the piss
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    (Original post by AlexLawrence1453)
    I was taking the piss
    you were? I wasn't really bothered, since i've already labelled you and have my opinion of you...but cool. i wasn't really invested in this conversation, only really mocking you for your weird comprehension skills.
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    It would be stellar.






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    (Original post by The_Big_E)
    It would be stellar.






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    It would be out of this world
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    The supernova of Betelguese would be visible during day time, and at night- its light would be as bright as the moon in the sky. I have the perfect Vsauce video for this!! (Betelguese part is a bit after 2:00 mins into the video- but I really suggest you watch the full video.)
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    Making plans for Rigel ....

    :teehee: *
    It may already have happened, but we are just waiting for the photons to interact with our retinas, causing a series of chemical reactions which then lead to the stimulation of the optic nerve, and the brain processing this as 'a supernova'. Still, pretty cool
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    (Original post by kimkarsd)
    How does one know if anyting explodes? It's by seeing light. It could explode at anytime, but then we would only really know after the fact.
    Not just by seeing light. Back here on Earth there are other ways of knowing about explosions such as:

    Hearing a massive bang
    Getting knocked off your ass by the shockwave
    Getting killed (someone else might need to do this for you)
    Hearing about muslims on the radio
    Same as above, but about comets knocking Jupiter about.
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    (Original post by AlexLawrence1453)
    There is no physical difference between it happening for us and for Betelgeuse.
    Betelguese could've exploded this EXACT moment, but we will not see this explosion until a few billion years due to the time it takes for that light to travel.
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    (Original post by MADMANMALIK)
    Betelguese could've exploded this EXACT moment, but we will not see this explosion until a few billion years due to the time it takes for that light to travel.
    That's not true. That's extrapolation. When we observe effects of the explosion is when it has occurred. The causal effects of the explosion will happen at the speed of light. Think of it this way: there is no possible way for information to travel through space that the explosion has occurred before we observe its effects.
 
 
 
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