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As Betelgeuse Dims Dramatically, Astronomers Scratch Their Heads

28 Dec 2019, 13:07 UTC
As Betelgeuse Dims Dramatically, Astronomers Scratch Their Heads ESO/L. Calcada

Over the last few weeks, Betelgeuse, the bright reddish star in the constellation Orion, has dimmed to the faintest it's been in a century. Astronomers have been buzzing with excitement about the event, discussing the star over social media and speculating what might be going on. 

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