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Climate and Science => Space, Science and Nature => Topic started by: mark on February 12, 2020, 08:55:15 PM

Title: The star Betelgeuse will reveal likelihood to go supernova by Feb 21st
Post by: mark on February 12, 2020, 08:55:15 PM
Feb 21st is the day we’ll know if the puzzling dimming of Betelgeuse is just an alignment of dimming cycles in a highly variable star, or a prelude to a supernova we’ll be able to witness with our bare eyes. If it happens, the dying star will be visible in the daytime and shine as bright as the moon.

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Post by: mark on February 21, 2020, 08:54:20 PM

BETELGEUSE IS BRIGHTENING AGAIN: "Don't panic! Betelgeuse is not likely to undergo a supernova explosion anytime soon," says South Korean research astronomer Bum-Suk Yeom. "The red supergiant star Betelgeuse appears to have finally stopped its unprecedented dimming. It's been brightening over the last few days." Yoem assembled this light curve from data collected by American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO):