Giant star

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A hypergiant star's mysterious dimming | Space | EarthSky Hubble Space Telescope, Astronomy, Milky Way, Our Solar System, Supernova Explosion, Space Telescope, Telescope, Nebula, Astronomer

Remember in late 2019, when the famous red star Betelgeuse suddenly and mysteriously began dimming in brightness? Astronomers studying a similar star - VY Canis Majoris, one of the largest and brightest stars in our galaxy - commented that it's "behaving a lot like Betelgeuse on steroids."

Victoria Pendragon