January 2014 a new bloom was observed in the Universe. Literally.
Supernovae are amazing phenomenon; they are also unfortunately rare. On average, supernova occur in the Milky Way only three times in a century. That might not sound too infrequent, but remember that there are an estimated 100 billion stars in our galaxy. That means that each year, .00000000003% of the stars in our galaxy go supernova (that’s a pretty small number).
Even worse, depending on the star’s location and other contributing factors (like what lies between us the the stellar explosion), it is entirely possible that we will miss the event. In fact, scientists believe that we have missed a number of these events, as the last confirmed observation of such an explosion was in 1604 (known as Supernova 1604 or Kepler’s Supernova). But fortunately, we are able to use our technology to observe these titanic explosions in other galaxies.
On Jan. 21, astronomers spotted the closest supernova in recent decades. This massive release flashed to life in the galaxy M82, which is some 11.5 million light-years from Earth For comparison, Kepler’s Supernova was a mere 20,000 light-years away, which is almost right next door (astronomically speaking). The supernova was officially designated SN 2014J, and it suddenly became so bright that amateur astronomers with modest telescopes could easily pick out the stellar explosion in the night sky.
‘So bright everyone could see it.’ How beautiful is that. Look at the SHAPE of the cloud it created. Looks like a familiar symbol to me.
In January there was a bloom in the Universe, rare, bright and everyone could see it.
‘A titanic explosion in another galaxy.’
‘11.5 million light-years from Earth’.
That is some kind of light to reach us.
Powerful and potent. ‘This massive release flashed to life.’
Shower of star seed.
‘These explosions are as bright as 10 billion Suns.’
Damn that’s hot. Imagine that kind of life creating force.
What were you doing this past January?
What did this massive event mirror in your life?
If you paid attention you’ll know the answer to those questions.
‘It is thought Type 1a supernovae are triggered by a white dwarf (a very old, small star that is the withered husk of a star that was one approximately the same size as our own Sun). Ultimately, the white dwarf reaps material from an orbiting stellar partner, accumulating material from the other star. Then, when the accumulated mass reaches a certain threshold, the bloated white dwarf ignites a supernova.’
That means according to nature, If you want to retire in the stars you best have one hell of a partner. A partner who can stay in your orbit. A partner who can generate that level of spin. Can you handle that kind of love? If so, welcome to the 5th world.