Our night sky could be set to include a new star in 2022, if the predictions of a group of astronomers turn out to be correct, because of a supernova explosion. Supernovas are intense explosions caused when two stars merge together. Pictured is an artist's impression
Daily Mail: Mark your calendars! A dazzling supernova will appear in the sky in 2022, predict astronomers
* Scientists have studied a binary star system for years and claim it will explode
* The supernova explosion is 'boldly' predicted for 2022, give or take a year
* If they are correct, it will be the first time anyone has predicted a supernova
* Will be one of brightest star in the night sky when it appears, astronomers say
Our night sky could be set to include a new star in 2022, if the predictions of a group of astronomers turn out to be correct.
A professor who has been studying a binary star system, two stars orbiting each other, claims they will soon start to merge together to create what he has dubbed 'Boom star'.
The stars will end their lives in an explosion, known as a supernova, he says.
This will be will make them ten thousand times brighter than they already are - producing one of the brightest stars visible in our sky.
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CSN Editor: If it is bright enough .... for everyone this will be a once in a lifetime experience.