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Dust cloud behind dimming of massive star Betelgeuse, scientists say – ABC News

Astronomers determine the cause of the dramatic dimming of one of the brightest stars in the night sky, a colossus called Betelgeuse that appears to be on its way toward a violent death.

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Astronomers have determined the cause of the dramatic dimming observed last year and earlier this year of one of the brightest stars in the night sky, a colossus called Betelgeuse that appears to be on its way toward a violent death.

  • If placed at the centre of our solar system, Betelgeuse would extend to the planet Jupiter
  • Scientists suspect Betelgeuse is nearing the end of its life cycle
  • It is located relatively near our solar system

Based on Hubble Space Tel…

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