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Will There Be A Star-Shattering Kaboom? What’s Going on with Betelgeuse, Anyway

Photo by Lubo Minar on Unsplash

Looked at the constellation of Orion lately? You might have noticed something. Or rather, not noticed something. Orion’s right shoulder is..missing.

This is because Alpha Orionis, also known as Betelgeuse, is the dimmest it has been since we’ve had the technology to measure it. Betelgeuse is a red supergiant and also what’s known…

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