Once In A Lifetime Star Explosion Will Be Visible In Montana

Astronomers worldwide, and right here in Montana, will keep their eyes peeled for an extremely rare event that is expected to happen in the night sky.

The area of focus is a small constellation group, Corona Borealis, where this rare nova event will occur.

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Start Explosion: What To Expect?

According to scientists, the explosion should be visible to the naked eye, and believe it or not, it only happens about every 80 years.

T Coronae Borealis, or "T CrB," is a binary star system located around 3000 light years from Earth.

I'll do my best to explain this, but this system consists of a white dwarf pulling hydrogen from a red giant, eventually causing a thermonuclear explosion.

Gibberish, I know!

What is cool about the whole thing is that, evidently, the star remains intact and repeats the cycle periodically.

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T CrB Nova History

The star explosion was first observed in 1946, and predictions indicate that it is supposed to happen again this September.

There is a chance that it may not happen, but scientists seem to feel pretty confident that the explosion will go down this fall!

You won't wanna waste time trying to view the explosion because it's expected to only be visible for less than a week.

Total Solar Eclipse Stretches Across North America From Mexico To Canada
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