Thursday, February 13, 2020

Betelgeuse may explode soon

...according to a man named Eric Mack in this article on February 11th and also in this one on February 3rd.

So if you read at least one of the articles you'll know where to look.

Not here:


That's Beetlejuice, not Betelgeuse.

Here's Betelgeuse:


I do apologize to readers in the Southern Hemisphere who see a completely different night sky.

If Betelgeuse does explode into a supernova as astronomers are predicting, nothing will be left of it eventually but stardust.

Speaking of which, here's Nat King Cole singing that very song (3:21).

Betelgeuse may explode, but Nat King Cole's voice goes on forever.

Thank you, Nat, and thank you, Gordon Jenkins Orchestra, and thank you, Hoagy Carmichael.

That last guy? All he did was compose the song.

6 comments:

  1. It was interesting to read that Betelgeuse now has it's own Twitter account. A sure sign that it is simply one star looking for attention.

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  2. I love Bonnie's comment. The sum total of my knowledge of Betelgeuse comes from that wonderful epitome of science "The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy". I have a feeling it may have had something to do with The Restaurant at The End of The Universe but please don't quote me.

    PS If I've missed any posts whilst I was indisposed I apologise. I could, of course go back and check but I estimated that with the blogs I read and their prolific posters I'd be here until 4am.

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    1. Graham, I must tell you that I love your response. I totally forgot, isn't Betelgeuse the home of Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblebrox?

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    2. Graham, I read all five volumes of the trilogy years ago and I haven't been the same since. Trust you are the same.

      P.S. - The time you spent chatting with Bonnie could have been used to check out my last four or five posts, which are worth the effort in my humble opinion.

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