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Watch Two Stars Collide? Or Not

There was a prediction for two stars in a binary system to collide and form a massive explosion, a Red Nova. A star called KIC 9832227 in the constellation Cygnus located about 1,940 ± 30 light-years away. A YouTube channel called THEREALPAX has a live video of a telescope viewing this star. Up since May 16, 2022.

You can view that video here: LIVE Kic98322227 Supernova Merge & Explosion IS HAPPENING

Unfortunately, further research seems to indicate that the prediction was based on faulty data. Translation, it might not happen this year as predicted.

Read here:

Two Stars Won’t Collide Into A Red Nova In 2022

I like to check in on it every now and then. It did turn from two yellow stars to two red ones. I don’t know if this means anything or whether it was a technical glitch.

So if you have the time to spare, it’ll probably be like watching grass grow in space :-), at least until the data is recalculated and we are given a new potential date for collision. By the way, ignore the prediction countdown timer in the lower right corner of the video. It resets every 30 minutes.

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2 thoughts on “Watch Two Stars Collide? Or Not”

  1. After doing some research into this YouTube user I have my doubts about the live feed. With all the video editing and effects out there these days it begs the question about whether or not a filter is being used to drastically change the color to keep views high. Just a thought…

  2. Seeing as this binary system’s orbital period is listed as 0.428 days (pretty much twice a day) while the livestream shows these stars orbiting around every few minutes either means that this livestream isn’t being very honest or that this information is grossly out of date.

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