Red giant

Discover the awe-inspiring beauty and scientific wonders of red giants. Learn about their formation, characteristics, and their role in the universe. Join us on a journey to unravel the mysteries of these celestial giants.
A hypergiant star's mysterious dimming | Space | EarthSky Hubble Space Telescope, Minnesota, Astronomy, Our Solar System, Supernova Explosion, Space Telescope, Nebula, Astronomer, Giant Star

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."

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Victoria Pendragon