Towards the end of 2019, , The red supergiant that forms the shoulders of the Orion star suddenly begins to darken. At first, some astronomers thought the star was dying and that it was about to explode into a supernova, but that never happened. Instead, Betelgeus returned to his normal brilliance.
Published in a new research paper Scientists say the “Great Dimming” of the Beatles was caused by a bubble of gas emitted by partial stars. Using Chile (VLT), Miguel Monterges of the French Observer de Paris, and his team analyzed images of the Red Supergiant.
“Our overall idea is that there was a cool spot on the star that turned the gas into dust due to a local drop in temperature,” said Emily Cannon, co-author of the study. . “So, the cooler place on the surface makes the star look fainter to us at first but then this dust will quickly add to the brightness of the dense star.”
Unfortunately for those who are hoping to see a supernova at some point in their lives, this incident is not believed to be an indication that the BattleJews are nearing the end of their lives. Speaking of cosmic language, it could be hundreds of decades or even thousands of years away,
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