Betelgeuse Smaller Than Previously Calculated, Still Mystery

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By Pamela Gay, Dr. Pamela Gay, and Annie Wilson. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Scientists collected fresh data on Orion’s bright star Betelgeuse to try and understand this star that caused so much controversy next year. They found it’s smaller than previously calculated, and last year’s dimming was likely caused by dust, but it’s also more complex than thought. Plus, galaxies, Earth’s forests, ice on Mars, and Saturn’s moon Rhea.

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