Betelgeuse

An orange supergiant star 650 light-years away in the constellation Orion. It forms Orion's shoulder, and is the constellation's second-brightest star, after Rigel. It is expected to end its life with a titanic explosion known as a supernova.

Resources

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Radio Programs

Moon and Betelgeuse The “messy” space around a giant star Saturday, November 8, 2014
Uncertain Giant Taking the measure of a giant star Saturday, November 23, 2013
Orion Rising Jumbo stars climb into view Friday, November 22, 2013
Messy Giant Kicking up dust around a giant star Friday, April 12, 2013
Winter Milky Way III Getting armed for a trip through the galaxy Friday, February 17, 2012
Betelgeuse II Looking for the “edge” of a giant star Friday, December 2, 2011
Betelgeuse A superstar among supergiants Thursday, December 1, 2011
Orion's Giants Big stars with spectacular fates Thursday, December 23, 2010
Red Rivals Evening up a celestial rivalry Sunday, July 11, 2010
Shrinking Star A giant star slims down a bit Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Featured Images

Infrared view of Betelgeuse
Messy Star Friday, April 12, 2013
Visible- and infrared-light views of Orion
Double Vision Friday, January 25, 2013
Orion, Jupiter, and other sights in late November
Orion Rising Monday, November 26, 2012
Plumes of gas spew into space from the roiling surface of Betelgeuse, the bright
Stellar Timebomb Thursday, December 1, 2011

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