Betelgeuse, a massive star in the Orion constellation, is dimming. Could it be about to explode in a spectacular supernova? What would that look like here on Earth?
How can a supernova become even more powerful? Why do we have such a hard time studying them, let alone defining them? What happens when you let a giant star unleash its full potential?
Time for news roundup and what’s up this month with @AwesomeAstroPod
We’ve been following this story for more than a decade, so it’s great to finally have an answer to the question, why was supernova 2006gy so insanely bright? Astronomers originally thought it was an example of a supermassive star exploding, but new evidence provides an even more fascinating answer.
As we begin the new decade we struggle to find a consensus on whether it actually is a new decade. But here’s the news roundup & sky guide with @AwesomeAstroPod at 3365DaysOfAstro
Today we start off with a quick take on everyone’s favorite fading star, Betelguese.
Time for astronomy weekly update. This week we have all-female spacewalk, 3D print meet on ISS, transit of Mercury, & discussion with Dr. Aileen Yingst, Space Geologist
Time for astronomy round up and September skyguide with @AwesomeAstroPod at #365DaysOfAstro.