The bizarre dimming of bright star Betelgeuse caused by giant stellar eruption

I was hoping it was a star spot because, as was once stated, that the "fainting spell" was due to "expelled gas" just didn't, uh, smell right to me. [Sorry, but statements from astronomers as this one really help convince me just how great their sense of humor appears to be.]

It is, however, one pedagogical technique that helps people remember things. Uranus is just one example, though also a bit brutal.
 
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Very interesting that a star so close to its end time is expanding and contracting periodically. I wonder if this has anything to do with how close it is to end of days?
Too bad though. When I first read this, I was hoping to see a real supernova.
 
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Very interesting that a star so close to its end time is expanding and contracting periodically. I wonder if this has anything to do with how close it is to end of days?
Too bad though. When I first read this, I was hoping to see a real supernova.
It would be interesting to see what astrophysicists say would be the leading signs just prior to its supernova event.
 

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