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The star Betelgeuse has stopped dimming, but it’s still acting strange

After a freak event called the Great Dimming in 2019, the plasma that forms Betelgeuse is sloshing around inside the star, erasing pulsations that have been measured for centuries.

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17 August 2022

Betelgeuse is back to doing his usual tricks

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Betelgeuse continues to act strangely. As the star recovers from having a large amount of its insides explode in late 2019 in an event that became known as the Great Dimming, its surface is now bouncing like jelly on a plate and has lost its natural 400-day heartbeat. what’s wrong with it. present for at least two centuries.

andrea dupree at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Massachusetts and colleagues analyzed observations from a large number of telescopes to unravel what happened…

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