View Full Version : The Curious Case of the Shrinking Star

2009-Jun-09, 09:30 PM
The red supergiant star Betelgeuse is undoubtedly enormous. But itís shrinking, and astronomers arenít sure why.Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have been monitoring the star by aiming the Infrared Spatial Interferometer, atop Mt. Wilson in Southern California, toward the starís home in the constellation Orion. Since 1993, Betelgeuse (pictured in a NASA [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2009/06/09/the-case-of-the-incredible-shrinking-star/)

2009-Jun-09, 09:50 PM
For more information on the telescope used in this project, see here (http://isi.ssl.berkeley.edu/system_overview.htm#optics)

The equipment is mounted on portable trailers at Mount Wilson Observatory.

2009-Jun-10, 06:54 AM
Maybe someone said the name three times in a row.