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When a supernova explosion occurs, we would see; a bright flash of light (about a billion times brighter than the sun) lasting for a few months, an expanding cloud of gas which appears years later and expands rapidly from the site of the explosion, the c

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When a supernova explosion occurs, we would see; a bright flash of light (about a billion times brighter than the sun) lasting for a few months, an expanding cloud of gas which appears years later and expands rapidly from the site of the explosion, the creation of a great variety of heavy elements not produced by normal fusion reactions, stimulation ...read more.

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I could imagine if this happened, people would fear/ create superstitions that extra terrestrial life is coming to get them, or God is punishing all of us. I wonder how many cults would appear from this if it was close enough and effected us/ or was seem very well, without damaging the protective field. ...read more.

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The flash of heat and light might flash-burn anything not in the shade. Heating the atmosphere would cause big winds. The air would be much hotter for weeks, as hot as an oven depending on the distance, affecting the whole earth. Many times as well, these stars shoot off earth size blobs that could crash into earth like comets or crash into satellites, shuttles.. .ect. ...read more.

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