• Nobody knows what's going on with the colossal nearby star Betelgeuse

    1 month ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    One of the more interesting astronomy stories that came out at the tail end of 2019 was the bizarre behavior of the nearby star known as Betelgeuse. It sits somewhere between 520 and 650 light-years from Earth, and that's extremely close in the grand scheme of things, making its behavior of particular interest to us here on Earth.
    Months ago, scientists alerted us to the fact that Betelgeuse is getting dimmer. This massive star is currently a red supergiant, and the fact that it appeared to be dimming hinted at a number of possible outcomes, including a possible collapse and supernova...
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