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‘Great Dimming’ of Betelgeuse star is solved – BBC News

Astronomers say a cold spot and dust formation explain last year’s unusual drop in brightness.

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Astronomers say they’ve put to bed the mystery of why one of the most familiar stars in the night sky suddenly dimmed just over a year ago.
Betelgeuse, a red supergiant in the constellation of Orion,…

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