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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 Betelgeuse in a given period of time.

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Q: Why is Vega brighter than Betelgeuse?
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Which star is brighter Vega or Betelgeuse?

Brightnest is a factor of luminousity and distance as seen from Earth. (Apparent magnitude)Vega - 0.03.Betelgeuse: 0.42So Betelgeuse is brighter as viewed from Earth.


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