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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:41 pm 
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Big thanks to Vic Palmieri for bringing this link to my attention.

http://earthsky.org/space/star-predicte ... de-in-2022

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Molnar and colleagues’ prediction is that the two stars in the KIC 9832227 system will get closer and closer and finally merge and explode in 2022, give or take a year. When that happens, he says, the star will increase its brightness 10 thousandfold, temporarily becoming a bright star in Earth’s sky.

The star will be visible as part of the constellation Cygnus, and will add a star to the recognizable Northern Cross star pattern.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:16 pm 
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A bright new star will burst into the sky in five years, astronomers predict

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spe ... s-predict/

Molnar spares us the process of doing the math:

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Beyond what humans can see with the unaided eye, KIC 9832227 is currently a 12th magnitude object, which means it's pretty dim. When it explodes sometime around 2022, “we expect it will reach second magnitude at the brightest,” Molnar said, where it will be among the brighter stars in the sky.

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Exploding Binary Stars Will Light up the Sky in 2022

https://futurism.com/exploding-binary-s ... -sky-2022/

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“We had to rule out the possibility of a third star. That would have been a pedestrian, boring explanation. I was processing data from two telescopes and obtained images that showed a signature of our star and no sign of a third star. Then we knew we were looking at the right thing. It took most of the summer to analyze the data, but it was so exciting. To be a part of this research, I don’t know any other place where I would get an opportunity like that; Calvin is an amazing place.”

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