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Pink supergiant Betelgeuse was really yellow 2,000 years in the past


Utilizing historic depictions and descriptions of Betelgeuse all through the ages, scientists have been capable of pinpoint roughly when the supergiant star obtained its pink coloration.

The workforce discovered that the star, situated within the Orion constellation within the Milky Means round 640 light-years from Earth, modified from a yellow-orange shade to pink roughly 2,000 years in the past. Betelgeuse is a pink big star, a stage that stellar our bodies undergo after they end burning hydrogen of their cores, ensuing within the core collapsing and the outer layers of the star puffing out.



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