I mean sure, we’ll see the lights and will be able to detect the physical waves and particles of it, but since it lies more than 7500 light years away, then by YECer standards, it doesn’t exist and never has.
When the sun finally dies some 5 billion years from now, the end will come quietly, the conclusion of a long, uneventful life. Our star will, in a sense, go flabby, swelling first, releasing its outer layers into space and finally shrinking into the stellar corpse known as a white dwarf.
Things will play out quite differently for a supermassive star like Eta Carinae, which lies 7,500 light-years from Earth. Weighing at least a hundred times as much as our sun, it will go out more like an adolescent suicide bomber, blazing through its nuclear fuel in a mere couple of million years and exploding as a supernova, a blast so violent that its flash will briefly outshine the entire Milky Way. The corpse this kind of cosmic detonation leaves behind is a black hole.
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Oh… by the way… this helps to prove that time is an illusion.
- New Supernova (time.com)
- Echoes of Monster Star’s “Great Eruption” Found – A First (news.nationalgeographic.com)
- Reflection lets astronomers trick time (go.theregister.com)
- Cosmic Echo of Rare Star Eruption Sparks Space Mystery (space.com)
- Astronomers watch instant replay of powerful stellar eruption (yubanet.com)
- Scientists unravel mystery of humongous space explosion (csmonitor.com)