Quantcast

Latest Betelgeuse Stories

Astronomers Discover Bizarre Type Of Hybrid Star
2014-06-05 03:57:41

In a discovery decades in the making, scientists have detected the first of a “theoretical” class of stars first proposed in 1975 by physicist Kip Thorne and astronomer Anna Żytkow.

Astronomers Discover Hypergiant Star 1300 Times The Size Of Our Sun
2014-03-12 12:34:41

Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope have discovered the largest yellow star so far. The discovery is of a yellow hypergiant star located about 12,000 light years away.

New Image Of Betelgeuse Reveals Hot Spots
2013-04-24 19:23:35

Astronomers have snapped a very detailed image of the outer atmosphere of the red supergiant Betelgeuse.

Betelgeuse Heading For Collision In 5,000 Years
2013-01-22 12:44:17

A new image released by the European Space Agency shows multiple arcs around Betelgeuse, the nearest red supergiant star to Earth.

2f767cd5f8ab9c0684fbaa5dcae40d0c
2011-06-23 09:55:00

New image reveals vast nebula around famous supergiant star.

acead1022d6bcaae621b4ee331e14c011
2011-01-24 07:40:00

Just like out of a good science fiction setting on some far-off planet, our own Earth could soon have a second sun, but only for a limited time.

2009-08-07 09:54:29

An international team of astronomers, led by Keiichi Ohnaka at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn, has made the most high resolution images of a dying giant star to date.

bcc14140c17e10b2c33a89d6aee6f1c21
2009-07-29 06:45:00

Using different state-of-the-art techniques on ESO's Very Large Telescope, two independent teams of astronomers have obtained the sharpest ever views of the supergiant star Betelgeuse.

44861309ff05dc4a7870a6805b0b2a791
2009-06-10 10:10:00

A massive bright reddish star in the Orion constellation has mysteriously shrunk by over 15 percent in the last 15 years.

589c9555e294d1191dc08548b8143eb21
2005-01-10 17:52:45

Astronomers have discovered three giant stars in the Milky Way, an international conference was told. The three "red giants" were found among a group of 74 stars studied by a group of international astronomers.


Latest Betelgeuse Reference Libraries

6_a9b9516b0c03f160480cba15f3a47dda2
2004-10-19 04:45:42

Supergiant Star -- A star of 15 solar masses exhausts its hydrogen in about one-thousandth the lifetime of our sun. It proceeds through the red giant phase, but when it reaches the triple-alpha process of nuclear fusion, it continues to burn for a time and expands to an even larger volume. The much brighter, but still reddened star is called a red supergiant. Betelgeuse, at the shoulder of Orion, is the best-known example. Absolute luminosities may reach -10 magnitude compared to +5...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.