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Astronomers predict a “red nova” will brighten our skies in 2022

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 Cinnamon    27,712

Cataclysmic merger of two stars should briefly create a very bight, red object.

Astronomers studying a binary star system about 1,800 light years from the Sun say they are increasingly confident that the two stars will merge into a luminous red nova in about five years. At its brightest, the spectacular explosion produced by this nova could reach an apparent magnitude of about 2.0, akin to a bright star in the night sky, making it visible even from most urban areas.



This should be interesting. Lots going on in the skies now and in the future. 

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