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Betelgeuse

The Betelgeuse Supernova

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 04.04.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Astronomers have been waiting for this for a long time, and at some time in the not so distant future the brilliant red star in the constellation Orion will explode. What will it look like?

Distant Celestial Fires

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

In line with end-of-the-world prophecies linked to Mayan calendars, there's sudden noise on the Internet that Betelgeuse will become a supernova in 2012. The segue is that this will first give us Tattooine-like sunsets, then singe earth and all upon it.

Scientist: We May Have 2 Suns By 2012

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily. Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, ou...