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Star Explosion Could Change Night Sky

Mon Jan 09 07:11:46 EST 2017 | Voice of America
There could be some dramatic changes to the night sky if astronomers are correct in their observations. They say it may be possible to see a binary star in the Cygnus constellation merge and explode in 2022, creating a red nova. The binary star is about 1,800 light-years away in the Cygnus constellation, so what astronomers are observing now happened about 1,800 years ago. They are making a present day prediction about what may be seen in 2022 based on those observations. The announcement was ma..


There could be some dramatic changes to the night sky if astronomers are correct in their observations. They say it may be possible to see a binary star in the Cygnus constellation..
A college professor and his students might be at the cusp of accurately predicting a change in our night sky. Larry Molnar of Calvin College, with the help of colleagues Karen Kine..
Molnar's prediction comes after years of studying a star called KIC 9832227. His research has led him to conclude this is not only a binary star, but a "contact binary," where the ..
Two stars will collide around 2022, according to the observations of Calvin College astronomers, and the subsequent light will increase 1o,000 times to be one of the brig..
Scientists have predicted that a newly recognized cosmic event would light up the Earth's night sky about five years from now. The phenomenon known as red nova would appear li..
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Lawrence Molnar, a professor of astronomy and physics at Calvin College, has crunched the numbers on KIC 9832227, a contact binary star system...
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Scientists have for the first time predicted a binary star system collision. In fact, the two stars – which are currently invisible to the --- eye – have already collided. They a..
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A predicted collision of two stars may just give us a spectacular show in the year 2022. A thorough observation that began in 2013 led Larry Molnar, a Calvin College Professor, alo..
Stargazers could be in for a doozy in 2022. Two stars in a binary star system known as KIC 9832227 are believed to be on a collision course, and the resultant explosion could light..
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In five years, people looking up at the night sky might see something very special.  If one prediction is correct, in 2022 (give or take a year), two stars merging and explodi..
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The constellation Cygnus, with a red dot indicating the location of the star that astronomers say will go nova in 2022. (Image from Calvin College
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Researchers from Calvin College of Apache Point Observatory and the University of Wyoming predict that a binary star system will merge and explode in five years, reports the Tech T..
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