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Oh Yeah, Betelgeuse Is Definitely Looking Weirder

Oh Yeah, Betelgeuse Is Definitely Looking Weirder

At this point, we’re all crossing our fingers that the dying star Betelgeuse will hurry up and explode already, because who doesn’t love a good show? The red giant star (visible in the constellation Orion) has been growing dimmer since late last year, leading many to speculate it could soon…

A Famous Supernova’s Mysteries Are Still Unravelling Hundreds Of Years Later

A Famous Supernova’s Mysteries Are Still Unravelling Hundreds Of Years Later

Image: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Warren & J.Hughes et al./Wikimedia Commons Look up and you might see the bright constellation Cassiopeia trace a zig-zag across the sky as it seemingly always has. But almost 450 years ago, it was the source of surprise: A bright flash, Tycho’s supernova, or “SN 1572” as scientists call…