March 2, 2024



NASA Says Restless Red Giant Star Betelgeuse Had an Unprecedented Explosion

Betelgeuse star against starry sky artistic vision, elements of this image furnished by NASA


By Eric Mack

Massive red supergiant star Betelgeuse is at the end of its life span, at least on cosmic timescales, but the gargantuan fireball is going out kicking and screaming.

Astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories to determine that the senior star actually blew off part of its surface in 2019.

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