betelgeuse supernova

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…

3 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…

7 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…

8 months 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.

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Waiting for Betelgeuse: What’s Up with the Tempestuous Star?

Have you noticed that Orion the Hunter—one of the most iconic and familiar of the wintertime constellations—is looking a little……

1 year ago

Amazing New Views of Betelgeuse Courtesy of ALMA

An angry monster lurks in the shoulder of the Hunter. We're talking about the Red Giant star Betelgeuse, Alpha Orionis…

4 years ago