betelgeuse

VY Canis Majoris is “Like Betelgeuse on Steroids”

The disappearance of a star can take many forms.  It could go supernova.  It could turn into a black hole. …

3 months ago

Astronomers Hoped to see Evidence of Dark Matter Particles Inside Betelgeuse. No Luck

Axions are a hypothetical particle that might explain the existence of dark matter. But it might occasionally interact with normal…

5 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

What’s Happening with Betelgeuse? Astronomers Propose a Specialized Telescope to Watch the Star Every Night

An international team of astronomers recommends creating "Betelgeuse Scope" to monitor this mysterious star find out why it has been…

8 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…

10 months 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…

12 months ago

Was Betelgeuse Formed by Merging Stars?

Modern humans—or Homo Sapiens—have only been around for about 250,000 years. That's only the blink of an eye in cosmological…

1 year ago

It Looks Like Betelgeuse was Dimming Because it was Dusty After All

It’s been said that dust built the Universe. And it turns out dust may be the culprit for building up…

1 year ago

Betelgeuse Is Still Dimming! And We Have the Pictures to Prove It

Near the end of 2019, astronomers watching the red giant Betelgeuse noted how much the star had dimmed, continuing to…

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