Betelgeuse is one of the largest stars currently known — with a radius around 1400 times larger than the Sun’s in the millimeter continuum. Scientists have recently determined it is getting dimmer. Orion, with Betelgeuse in tow, climbs the southeastern sky during evenings in late December and January. [NASA via The Associated Press] Some stars have variable brightness, and Betelgeuse is … Betelgeuse is captured by telescope in 1996. Betelgeuse, Orion's most famous star, has been in the news recently. Orion, with Betelgeuse in tow, climbs the southeastern sky during evenings in late December and January. About 600 light-years away in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), the red supergiant burns brightly, causing it to have only a short life expectancy. About 600 light-years away in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), the red supergiant burns brightly, causing it to have only a short life expectancy. After an unprecedented decline to a record-breaking minimum Betelgeuse has finally turned the corner. The Latest on Betelgeuse, Plus a Bright Supernova and New Comet Iwamoto Sky & Telescope 09:52 Wed, 29 Jan. Betelgeuse is well-known because of its bright size and easy-to-spot location in the constellation Orion. Betelgeuse remains in view until May, so there's lots of time for the star to either resume its routine or confound us with more surprises. At the moment, Betelgeuse and its mate Bellatrix (magnitude 1.6) are virtually equal in brightness, while Aldebaran (0.9) in nearby Taurus overpowers the supergiant by three-quarters of a magnitude. News / Astronomy Betelgeuse mystery solved? New deep-space image stirs up fresh theories behind dimming star ... Betelgeuse is a red supergiant …

Guinan and Wasatonic have observed Betelgeuse (whose pronunciation is the subject of some debate in the Astronomy community) for more than 40 years. Astronomers wonder if its explosive finale is imminent. Betelgeuse, Orion's most famous star, has been in the news recently. Betelgeuse is a red supergiant, a star late in its life that has expanded to an enormous size. The star was dimming. The supergiant Betelgeuse star will explode. The bright star Betelgeuse has faded to a historic low as astronomers try to figure out why. It's just a matter of when, astronomers say CNN 02:34 Sat, 25 Jan. Why is the red supergiant star Betelgeuse in the news? We all have a front seat at this show. This Early Warning Signal Could Successfully Predict Betelgeuse's Supernova Forbes 23:05 Tue, 28 Jan. Beginning in October 2019, astronomers noticed that the brightness of Betelgeuse suddenly began to change. The bright star Betelgeuse has faded to a historic low as astronomers try to figure out why. It’s classed as … An image of Betelgeuse, made from a … Betelgeuse was in the news a lot recently due to its shenanigans, dimming by such a considerable amount that it was obvious by eye.

Betelgeuse is one of the largest stars currently known — with a radius around 1400 times larger than the Sun’s in the millimeter continuum. Betelgeuse, the nearby red supergiant that's been dimming for a while now, is also bent out of shape, but its still unclear whether it will go supernova soon. It's now back to its usual ruddy glow, and what happened exactly isn't clear (though it certainly involves the eructation of a vast amount of opaque dust from its upper atmosphere that blocked our view of it). A familiar star in the constellation Orion has dimmed noticeably since October. The bright, red star Betelgeuse, in the constellation Orion, has entered the twilight of its life. Astronomer Edward Guinan of Villanova University reports in Astronomer's Telegram #13512 that the star bottomed out with a mean minimum magnitude of 1.614 +/- 0.008 from February 7-13. Astronomers simulated what humans will see on Earth when the star Betelgeuse explodes as a supernova sometime in the next 100,000 years.