Not so long ago, in the galaxy not so far away known as M82, a mysterious object appeared early in the year of 2010. Scientists noticed the object appeared out of the blue, and have absolutely no idea what it is, or where it came from.
The radio waves emitted from the object seemed to grow at an extremely rapid rate over the course of a few days, then all of the sudden, the radio waves stopped expanding. The radio pattern is nothing like anything scientists have ever seen before, and they have little to no idea as to what the object could be.
The object is projecting a steady source of brightness, yet at the same time, the object is moving at four times the speed of light - something scientists have only observed when an object is squirted out by a black hole. Prepare to panic, because the unknown object is actually travelling on a slight angle towards our solar system. Whatever it is, hopefully scientists figure it out and tell the world that it won't kill us.
Betelgeuse, is the name of a massive star that is incredibly close to us - considering the fact how big the universe is. The star, is only 450 light years away from planet Earth. Betelgeuse is currently one of the brightest stars in the sky at night, simply because how massive the star is.
When the star becomes a supernova, which is the inevitable fate of stars the size of Betelgeuse, it will be so bright it will outshine the moon at night - and will even be visible during the day! But, when will this massive star explode?
Astronomers have said many times that the star is as likely as to collapse and form a supernova tomorrow, as a million years from now. But, if we're lucky, we will get to see the star in our night sky outshining the moon. And don't worry, when Betelgeuse explodes, our planet will barely be effected. Only life on planets within 50 light years will be completely destroyed - but we'll be fine.