Correct me if I’m wrong, but if this happened 50,000 light years away, doesn’t that mean the explosion happened 50,000 years ago? And we’re just now picking up the blast? It was so powerful it “briefly disturbed Earth’s atmosphere!”
I cannot wait until we can get out there. Can’t someone invent warp speed already?
It’s the biggest explosion in space that we’ve ever recorded! What was orbiting that star? It may have been a class M planet! Maybe with a civilization? Or maybe the explosion wiped out a nearby star system!
Are you enthralled, excited, scared, itching to join Star Fleet?
Has anyone any idea quite how devistating that was? If we ‘felt’ it at 50,000 ly
then what did it do to planets within 500 ly of the star, as it would have been 10,000 times as powerful at that range.
At what sort of range would that event wipe out lpotential ife on a planet?
I’m reading A Fire in the Deep right now and it’s giving me the same feeling. I have a hard time with how small we are down here and how stuck on our planet–and yet we quibble over religion and land and you-name-it.
I’m with you Ivylass…I would love to be out there.