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    A Mysterious Burst of Gravitational Waves Came From a Region Near Betelgeuse. But The

    Gravitational waves are caused by calamitous events in the Universe. Neutron stars that finally merge after circling each other for a long time can create them, and so can two black holes that collide with each other. But sometimes there’s a burst of gravitational waves that doesn’t have a clear cause. One such burst was …
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    Must say the story is quite funny with the astronomer deciding to walk outside "just in case" something was going on.
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    A quote from the article:
    Eventually, Betelgeuse will have burned enough of its hydrogen that its core will collapse, and it will explode as a supernova.
    No, the core will collapse when the heavier exothermic fusion products are used up in forming iron. Does Fraser read any of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornblower View Post
    Does Fraser read any of this?
    I doubt it. You might have better luck commenting on the UT site or contacting the author (Evan Gough). Here is a Twitter link:

    https://twitter.com/evangough2?ref_s...twgr%5Eprofile

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