Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse: will we see an explosion soon?

Prof. Grant Mathews

Tuesday February 25th 2020 - 7:00 pm ET

101 Jordan Hall of Science

Most of us have heard of the red giant star with the unusual name, located on the “shoulder” of winter’s most recognizable constellation, Orion. During the past three months, astronomers have noticed that the star has noticeably dimmed, and is no longer among the top 10 brightest stars in the sky. Professor Mathews will talk about Betelgeuse and update its status. Will it blow up soon? If so, what will that look like? And what would happen to Earth?

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