It’s been just revealed that the supernova explosion of the star called Betelgeuse triggered panic among some experts. The fears involve the possibility of equally cataclysmic threats close to our home planet.
Supernovas are the biggest explosions that can take place in the known universe, and these pose a massive danger to any world that’s caught in their blast.
These are triggered by massive stars that are nearing the end of their lives, and it’s been revealed that such a supernova could be lighting up the skies over our beloved planet.
Astronomers are saying that the bright star Betelgeuse could become even brighter than it is now when it burns the last of its fuel.
Betelgeuse is dimming
You probably know by now that this is one of the brightest stars that are visible from our planet, but it’s been diming during the past few months.
This dimming of its light made some experts believe that the star is burning out, and it out go out with a massive bang such as the ones we were mentioning above.
Express.co.uk notes that in case a supernova erupts, this cataclysm will strike far from our planet. On the other hand, there’s still the possibility that it could strike closer to home, according to some experts.
Catastrophe could stroke closer
Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli, the founder and leader of the space nation Asgardia, said the following:
“Should the star of Betelgeuse become a supernova, it would make for a great spot of stargazing, indeed.”
He continued and explained that “We are lucky that Betelgeuse is so far away from the solar system that we need not worry about the implications of this implosion. Nonetheless, at Asgardia, we certainly hope that events such as these help people realize the nature of space phenomena and how volatile and spontaneous they can be.”
He concluded by saying that he believes we should all take notice and realize that this could happen much closer to Earth.