Giant red star may be about to explode (ASL – 12.27.19)
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Scientists are puzzled by the behavior of what used to be one of the brightest starts in the skies.
Since October the red giant star called about Betelgeuse has been rapidly dimming.
It used to be the ninth the brightest object you can see from Earth, but it’s now more than two times fainter than usual.
Scientists believe that could be a sign of its explosion.
If it explodes, it would turn the star into a “supernova” which is the explosion of a star.
But it’s anyone’s guess when that will happen.
Some scientists believe it could still be more than 200-thousand years away.
Whenever it happens, it will be a spectacular show in the sky, but will not pose any danger to life on Earth.
However, some scientists believe the dimming is just a phase, and there is no supernova in the making.
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