Take a look at Betelgeuse like you’ve never seen it before. Betelgeuse is one of the brightest stars in the sky and the red jewel in the crown of Orion. It’s the prototypical red supergiant star – a cool, bloated star that’s approaching the end of its lifetime. As it runs out of fuels to burn inside its core, the star struggles to hold on to its outer layers and ejects huge quantities of material as it approaches its final end, a cataclysmic supernova.
June 23, 2011 by