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…