Betelgeuse is dimming, more than ever

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Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:40 pm
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This isn't brand new, as the current trend of dimming was noted back in October. Still, this is worth posting for posterity's sake. FWIW, I considered placing this in the Cosmology forum. I listed it here instead because you really should be getting your tush outside to look at how dim this star has gotten, if you haven't already noticed on your own.

NPR podcast:

A Star In Orion Is Dimming. Is It About To Explode?

Sky&Telescope article:

What’s Up With Betelgeuse?


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Post subject: Re: Betelgeuse is dimming, more than ever
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:37 pm
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Thanks Jason. Yeah it’s pretty cool. It would be incredible to see a naked eye star like this go supernova in our lifetime, though probably unlikely. Still, seeing it vary in brightness even more than usual is pretty neat.


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