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What is the size of the betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse boasts the diameter greater than the orbit of Jupiter. It has a mass of around 20 times the mass of the Sun, and its luminosity is almost 200,000 times greater than (MORE)

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 (MORE)

How big is Betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse is a red supergiant, and one of the largest and most luminous stars known, but not the largest - see related question. It has a radius 936 times larger than our o (MORE)

How old is Betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse ("beetlejuice") is believed to be only a few million years old (~ 8.5 million) due to it's high mass. It is also believed, that it may become a supernova within a (MORE)

What is the temperature of Betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse ("Beetlejuice") has a surface temperature of around 3,500 Kelvin. (3,200º Celsius or 5,800º Fahrenheit)
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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 (MORE)

What galaxy is betelgeuse in?

Betelgeuse is a red giant star here in our own Milky Way galaxy, about 640 light years away. Our Galaxy - The Milky Way. All stars you can see are in the Milky Way Galaxy.
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What color is Betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse is one of the prominent stars in the Constellation of Orion.It is actually ORANGE-RED in color.It belongs to the spectral class K ( with temperature 4,900 - 3,500 d (MORE)

Why is Vega brighter than Betelgeuse?

A star's brightness is a function of its luminosity, or the amount of energy it produces per unit time. Vega must have a higher luminosity, meaning it fuses more material than (MORE)