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Star profile: Betelgeuse

Originally posted on phoenixsic:
by Chris Phoenix Clarke Betelgeuse (pronounced ‘betel-jers’)┬áis a red supergiant star around 640 light years away in the constellation of Orion. It is nearly 1000 times larger than the Sun and 20 times more massive; it’s…

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Star Size and Earth Size Comparison

This post is following on from a previous post – ‘How Big Are We?’ ( https://claysimpkins101.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/how-big-are-we/ ). The above video was presented to my Middle Years Science class at university and puts into perspective how small we actually are. If … Continue reading

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