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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 (MORE)

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 (MORE)
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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

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)

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)

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)

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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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 (MORE)