NanceXToo Posted September 26, 2012 Share Posted September 26, 2012 So my daughter just told me that a boy she's friends with on our street, who is in either 5th or 6th grade, just told her that his science teacher told his class that on Christmas Day we will have a second sun and everything will be really bright for a few days and- wait for it- that 1/3 of the population will die, in places like Australia and Africa. I told her that was a load of nonsense and I was wondering whether the school really has a science teacher crazy enough to say something like that, or if the boy had made it up, or if he'd misunderstood or exaggerated what his teacher said. So I decided to do a little looking online to see if I could find something that at least part of what he said was based on and came across a few articles on Betelguese, a big star that may or may not collapse sometime soon, becoming a supernova and giving the temporary appearance of two suns. Some said harmless particles may reach earth, some said it is so far away that earth likely won't see much of its light at all- It was said it could happen as early as 2012 and could take much longer. I do wonder where this nonsense about Christmas Day and 1/3 of the population came from though! Please, not from a science teacher! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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