Massive red supergiant Betelgeuse has been losing its sparkle, which has led many scientists to wonder: Is one of the sky’s brightest stars headed toward its demise by way of supernova explosion? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Betelgeuse, often pronounced like Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice,” is dimming at an unprecedented rate. While the star is known for its erratic behavior, shrinking then expanding and dimming then flaring on a semi-regular basis, Betelgeuse’s recent behavior has been stranger than normal. According to recent reports, Betelgeuse has cooled by roughly 100 Kelvin...
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