Since Betelgeuse is 642.5 light years away, it already happened, maybe., in Orion, has recently dimmed; which may presage a supernova explosion. This event would be visible even in daytime from Earth! This would be what is technically termed: Fricken Awesome!
It takes sunlight 8 mins. 20 secs. to reach earth.The time has come to ‘comment your way’ to the stars...or at least for a chance at winning a look at them through an incredible Celestron - 114LCM Computerized Newtonian Telescope!
United States or the UK entries only. Entering the contest is super simple:
Leave a comment with a fact about Space in the forum replies for this article (only comments in this thread are eligible) after that sign your username in our giveaway widget to confirm your entry. You can only enter once.
After the deadline to enter, we’ll randomly select a winner and announce in this thread.
Post your response in the forums before 11:59 PM ET on December 21st, 2019. 12/21/2019. If you’re a winner, we'll reach out to you via private message on our forums for your shipping information. If you don't reply to our message with your shipping address within 5 business days, we'll move on to the next winner, so keep an eye on your inbox!
If you’re reading this, the contest has begun!
Good luck and have fun!
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Prize. X1 Celestron - 114LCM Computerized Newtonian Telescope and shipping to either UK or USA.
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