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Thread: Betelgeuse Closer Than Thought

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    Betelgeuse Closer Than Thought

    https://www.spacedaily.com/m/reports...ought_999.html
    Betelgeuse keeps finding ways to get in the news. Now that its magnitude has returned to normal, Australian astronomers say that it may be smaller and closer than thought.

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    Betelgeuse is a bear for attempting to measure its parallax, because it is a monstrous blob whose irregularities of shape and brightness are larger than the parallax in question.

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