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  •  it sure is. . . (4+ / 0-)

    and thanks for posting your thoughts and comment on the matter, bernardpliers. Just think: there was such a huge Aristotelian and Platonic freeze over Europe's religious-dominated mindset that people were actually forbidden to say anything about it, much less look up at the sky and take note how easy it was to read by that epic supernova's light. Read Arthur Koestler's "The Sleepwalkers" for more about this. Meanwhile, I have seen the remnants of this star's luminosity (through a high powered telescope, a Questar I think it was. I'm not sure if it's identifiable with the naked eye, however.  I know M31 is visible, however. Anyway, I love supernovas for other reasons: they are not only the dying stars that brings death in their outward explosion, but also create new life and possibilities. How strange! How wonderful! Om!

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 02:18:18 PM PST

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    •  How Close Was That To Frying Us? (0+ / 0-)

      A nuclear blast that lasted two years and lighting up the earth must have givenus a lot of radiation.

      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 05:20:18 PM PST

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      •  Dunno. . . (0+ / 0-)

        the answer to what you just posed, bernardpliers. I had heard from an astronomer friend many years ago there was only light, not radiation and such, from the nova. I wonder if that's something you or I could Google and find out for sure. One thing is for certain though; I didn't get the hit of dosage because I wasn't even born. HA! Anyway, interesting question to see the least. Thanks for posting it.

        Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

        by richholtzin on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:17:50 PM PST

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