Andrea Dupree, the study’s lead, says it has also benefited from observations made by many other observers and telescopes. “It’s a completely new phenomenon that we can directly observe – adds Dupre – we watch the evolution of stars in real time.”
Variations in the brightness of Betelgeuse after the explosion that caused the loss of much of its surface (Source: NASA, ESA, Elizabeth Wheatley/STScI)
.’s amazing behavior BetelgeuseThe star, which is approaching the final stage of its life, is no indication that the star is about to explode into a supernova soon, as the star appears to be struggling to recover from its injury. The exploding portion of the surface, weighing several times the weight of the moon, drifted out into space and cooled to form a cloud of dust that obscured the star’s light, causing it to partially darken. Moreover, the typical pulse BetelgeuseThat astronomers have studied for nearly 200 years, it’s now gone (at least temporarily), indicative of the turbulence caused by the eruption.
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