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The Further Adventures of Betelgeuse, the Fainting Star. It has been mysteriously dimming for the last six months.

By Reetika Kachchhwa

The fainting star –

According to the latest news, the red supergiant star, which is actually known as Betelgeuse, that signifies the armpit of Orion which is the hunter, this actually has been now as per the latest news, this star is automatically as well as mysteriously dimming for like the last six months.

Many astronomers, as well as those who are part of the public they believed that the star is about to explode like a supernova. Not just that, others predicted and suggested a more ordinary explanation, which also includes long term cycles of variability as well as dust and sunspots.

Change in shape –

Now no only is it fading away but also as per the recent photographs which are of high resolutions, the available photos indicate that this is actually changing its shape. On the day of valentine, one of the astronomers from the southern European observe and said this on one of the interviews, said that star is actually changing its shape and now appears to be oval and got squashed.

Back in 2019 in January, Dr. Montargès commented on the Betelgeuse, and he viewed it through it by the camera. He said in an email that it was a bright round disk. But now, just after one year, all the brightness of the star had been fading away and also turning into an oval.

Dr mintargès actually said that he doesn’t want to disclose any further details. He although give other ideas and said that “Well, what I mean is that in the visible, we do not see a bright round disk anymore.

It could be either a local cooling of the surface that causes the star to look asymmetric or a dust cloud hiding part of the star”. According to the reports, the duat can be the reason of its fading and also by others like infrared as well as heat and can be the reason that the size is changing.

Reetika Kachchhwa