Saturday

Betelgeuse (Red Giant, Constellation Orion)

Betelgeuse Facts:
  • Bright red giant in the constellation Orion.
  • Has shrunk by more than 15% over the last 15 years (1994 - 2009).
  • 20 times as massive as the Sun.
  • Shrinkage could be a prelude to a massive supernova explosion.
See the short video below about large stars including Betelgeuse.



Stars listed in ascending size:

Tags:

Betelgeuse - Orion - Red Giant - Star - Sun - Supernova


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