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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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