Saturday, April 27, 2013
Kinda sad really
For Betelgeuse, a star with 1000 times the diameter of our own sun, the end is nigh. A million years from now (which is hardly a blip on the scale of the universe), it will explode into a supernova. Recently, astronomers in England have recorded Betelgeuse emitting an arc of gas that is nearly the size of our entire solar system. I presume nobody other than me confused this star with the character in the film of the same (well similar) name...Beetlejuice.