WR 104 NOT to Harm Earth in 2012!

December 27, 2011 at 10:39 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, human life issues, late night studies, science and technology, web gossip)

One of the Doomsday 2012 events that allegedly had been predicted was destruction of Earth by a solar eruption.  It was foretold that a nearby star would be the cause of a tremendously devastating period of time as the result of it going into supernova.  It’s explosive end would produce extreme gamma ray bursts, which would head directly for our planet!

Well, clarifying research has been released to show that this manner of mayhem will not happen during 2012.  Some of the alleged prophets of doom had stated that the star known as Wolf-Rayet 104 is set to explode at any moment, with it’s releases of gamma rays aiming directly for Earth.  Due to the star already showing signs of depletion, it was being foretold that these gamma rays would strike our planet by December 21, 2012.

Well, actual scientists have been studying WR 104 to find out the truth of it’s current status.  The American Astronomical Society has done studies to identify how far along the star is in it’s life.  It was during 2009 when results were acquired, showing that WR 104 indeed was near to it’s point of supernova.

It was disturbing because it had been believed that WR 104 was in a position where it’s explosion would expel gamma rays that would be hurtled toward Earth.  Along with this star being located within the constellation Sagittarius, it seemed justified to December 2012 foretellers to state that this star would come to an end that coincided with the doomsday prophecies.  However, clarifying and legitimate statements have been made by actual scientists to dispel proposals of WR 104 being the cause of 2012 world termination.

The American Astronomical Society has released research evidence to show that WR 104 is not going to destroy Earth by emitting gamma ray bursts.  The results from imaging done at The Keck Observatory have shown that WR 104 actually is a binary system.  The stars are positioned at an angle between thirty degrees and forty-five degrees, aimed away from Earth!  Any explosive gamma ray releases from this star are not in a position to be directed toward our world.

Binary 'deathstar' has Earth in its sights




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