View Full Version : Long Anticipated Eruption of U Scorpii Has Begun

2010-Jan-28, 03:10 PM
Today, two amateur astronomers from Florida detected a rare outburst of the recurrent nova U Scorpii, which set in motion satellite observations by the Hubble Space Telescope, Swift and Spitzer. The last outburst of U Scorpii occurred in February of 1999. Observers around the planet will now be observing this remarkable system intensely for the [...]

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2010-Jan-28, 03:30 PM
Yes, the prediction had been featured on this 04/29/2009 Sky & Telescope article (http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/observingblog/43435242.html).

the prediction is for an eruption is April 2009 1.0 year. In other words, sometime in the next year more likely than not.