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What caused the ‘Great Dimming’ of giant star Betelgeuse? Finally, an answer – CNET

When the nearby red supergiant started acting funny, some speculated it could be on the verge of going supernova. Now scientists…

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An artist’s impression of Betelgeuse surrounded by a plume of gas. 
ESO/L. Calçada
Before COVID-19 exploded and dominated global headlines, the possibility of nearby giant star Betelgeuse literally exploding captured plenty of attention of its own. Betelgeuse…

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