betelgeuse dimming

Betelgeuse's Mysterious Dimming Solved. It was… Dust

Astronomers have solved the mystery of dim Betelgeuse, and discovered how stardust can form.

3 months ago

A New Study Says That Betelgeuse Won’t Be Exploding Any Time Soon

I have stood under Orion The Hunter on clear evenings willing its star Betelgeuse to explode. “C'mon, blow up!” In…

7 months ago

Past Supernovae Could be Written Into Tree Rings

A new study by CU Boulder geoscientist Robert Brakenridge shows how nearby supernovae could have disrupted Earth's climate in the…

10 months ago

Wow, Betelgeuse Might Be 25% Closer than Previously Believed

In the last year, Betelgeuse has experienced two episodes of dimming. Normally, it's one of the ten brightest stars in…

11 months ago

Some Astronomers Think Betelgeuse Dimmed Because it “Sneezed”. And it Might be Getting Ready to do it Again

An international team of researchers has proposed a new explanation for why Betelgeuse has been mysteriously dimming, just as it…

1 year ago

Betelgeuse Probably Dimmed Because of Enormous Starspots

A few months ago we all watched as Betelgeuse dimmed. Between October 2019 and 22nd of February 2020 the star's…

1 year ago

Betelgeuse Is Bright Again

Everyone's favorite red supergiant star is bright again. The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) has been tracking Betelgeuse…

1 year ago

Betelgeuse Is Brightening Again

After an usual period of dimming Betelgeuse is growing brighter. But no supernova yet.

2 years ago

Betelgeuse is Continuing to Dim! It’s Down to 1.506 Magnitude

Betelgeuse keeps getting dimmer and everyone is wondering what exactly that means. The star will go supernova at the end…

2 years ago

A Mysterious Burst of Gravitational Waves Came From a Region Near Betelgeuse. But There’s Probably No Connection

Gravitational waves are caused by calamitous events in the Universe. Neutron stars that finally merge after circling each other for…

2 years ago