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In Planetary Science

What is Betelgeuse?

The star Betelgeuse (or "beetlejuice") is a Type M red supergiant in the constellation Orion. It is pronounced "bet- L (like the letter L) -geese," meaning armpit of the giant ( Full Answer )
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How hot is Betelgeuse?

It is hard to know for sure but it is thought to be about 3500°C or 6332°F..
In Astronomy

How was Betelgeuse formed?

It was probably formed, like other stars, by the gravitationalcollapse of a "stellar nebula". Betelgeuse is an old star now, a red "supergiant". It would havebeen very differe ( Full Answer )
In Stars

How do you pronounce Betelgeuse?

I've heard it pronounced two ways: 1. Beetle-jooz (as in the movie character) 2. BATL-geez (with a long flat a, as in "wade") It is pronounced ba tle guese
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What are facts about Betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse is the eighth brightest star in the night sky and the second brightest star in the constellation of Orin. It is classified as a Red Giant. Astronomers believe that ( Full Answer )
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When is betelgeuse visible?

If your living north of the equator then you can see it most nights above and to the left of Orion's Belt (three stars in a row)
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Why is Betelgeuse red?

Betelgeuse is red because of it's temperature. This color is because Betelgeuse is a red giant star that has used up it's hydrogen fuel so now the star is expanding as it co ( Full Answer )
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Is betelgeuse a sun?

Yes, a very large, VERY bright one. The only reason it looks tiny is because it is 640 light-years away.
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What is the volume of Betelgeuse?

With a radius of 1180 times the size of our sun, Betelgeuse has a volume of 1.64 billion times the volume of our sun.
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Where is Betelgeuse?

It is in the Orion constellation, and its about 640 light-years away from Earth. It is the second brightest star in the constellation, and the eighth brightest star in our nig ( Full Answer )