Extinction by Super Nova
the night sky is so beautiful! Stars shine out of the black depths
of space with thousands of colors and brightnesses. Here in the
late Cretaceous, the constellations, and even the stars themselves,
are completely different from the stars humans will see 65 million
years from now. The brightest star in our skies, our very own "Dinostar,"
is brighter than any star humans will ever see--a brilliant red
jewel as bright as the full Moon. But "Dinostar" has been
behaving strangely for the past few years. . .
this?! "Dinostar" is suddenly getting brighter and brighter!
It's as bright as the noon-day Sun! It's. . . , it's
exploding! It's becoming a supernova!
skies glow with huge aurorae as high-energy
radiation from the explosion hits the
upper atmosphere. The night sky is becoming
as bright as day--it's like having
a sun for the nighttime too! What a great
way to get a quick tan! But wait! Can
all this light and radiation be healthy?
It's hurting all my dinosaur buddies,
and it's killing plants all across
the land and even plankton in the sea!
I think there's going to be a lot
of hungry dinos very soon. . .