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New image shows Betelgeuse isn’t dimming evenly

Two images, the earlier one showing an orange sphere, and the second showing an orange sphere with much of one hemisphere partially eclipsed.

From Earth’s perspective, one of the brightest stars in the sky is the red supergiant Betelgeuse. Found in the constellation of Orion, it’s large enough and close enough that when it’s destroyed in an inevitable supernova, it will put on a spectacular light show for anyone who happens to be …

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Will Betelgeuse Explode? After ‘Unprecedented’ Dimming The Giant Star Is Now Changing Shape

The red supergiant star Betelgeuse, in the constellation of Orion, has been undergoing unprecedented dimming. This stunning image of the star’s surface, taken with the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope late last year, is among the first observations to come out of an observing campaign aimed at understanding why the star is becoming fainter. When compared with the image taken in January 2019, it shows how much the star has faded and how its apparent shape has changed.

The red supergiant star Betelgeuse, in the constellation of Orion, has been undergoing unprecedented … [+] dimming. This stunning image of the star’s surface, taken with the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope late last year, is among the first observations to come out of an observing campaign aimed …

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Stunning new images of red supergiant star Betelgeuse captured

The new images of the surface of Betelguese show not only it fading but also that its shape appears to be changing compared to similar images taken 11 months earlier. The image on the left was from January 2019 and on the right from December 2019

The star that could be set to EXPLODE in devastating supernova 700 light-years from Earth: New images show Betelgeuse IS dimming and changing shape New images of the giant star show a dimming between January and December  Astronomers say Betelgeuse is currently 36 per cent of its normal brightness Some suggest …

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