The science is settled: You are going to die in a violent, interstellar explosion

by editor on January 23, 2010

The science was settled, but then scientists changed their minds. Are you listening, Al Gore?

The bad news: You’re going to die. The good news: It will be quick and relatively painless.

Well, at least that’s what the scientists latest settled science is telling us. Interestingly enough, this news comes from the Sun UK:

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.

So there you have it. The science is settled. At least until a new, new study comes out showing that the old study was wrong and that the star is really farther away and not really going to bake Earth like a potato in a microwave.

By the way, why is it that every time you see the word “new” in front of the word “study”, you know it’s going to be bad news?

Source: The Sun UK

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All I have to say is that when it is your time to go it is your time to go. Now when is this happening again? oh over one thousand years from now… Okay I will go ahead and enjoy my life for the moment.


What if they are right about the distance but the star went supernova 3,259 years ago? That Himalayan glacier melt by 2035 will be turn out to be a really optimistic prediction!

Pat from Michigan

What would really be cool is if it could happen as Obama was reading his teleprompter for his acceptance speech for a 2nd term


I’ll only believe it if the IPCC confirms it.