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Is The Supermassive Star Betelgeuse about to Explode?

Friday, September 19, 2014 13:39
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“There has been a lot of excitement this month about the supernova in the distant galaxy M82. It is the closest supernova in many years, despite the fact that it’s some 11-12 million light-years away. On a January or February evening, come to know the red star Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion.” THE COSMOS NEWS. ”It’s not only one of Orion’s brightest stars. It’s also a star that astronomers know will one day explode as a supernova. And it’s only 430 light-years away! 

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  • Paul Rowlandson

    It already exploded and we will see the super nova in 35 years.

  • Spacebook

    its due to go super nova wtf have you been??????

  • Damien

    Well which is it? 430 light years away or 11-12 million light years away?

    Apparently neither. It’s 642.5 light years away.

    And it’s expected to go supernova sometime in the next million years.

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