[ExI] Betelgeuse

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Wed Dec 25 21:55:58 UTC 2019

Wow, very interesting.
Is it true that if Betelgeuse was at the location of our sun, Earth would
be inside of it?

On Tue, Dec 24, 2019, 8:34 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> It may mean nothing, it probably means nothing, but ... in the last 4
> months Betelgeuse has decreased in brightness, it is now the dimmest it's
> been in recorded history, and a very rapid dimming is exactly what you'd
> expect to happen just before a red supergiant goes supernova. When it does
> go supernova, which it certainly will very soon (astronomically speaking),
> it will look like nothing ever seen before, brighter than the full moon but
> with all the light concentrated at a single point. And the TV preachers
> will have a field day.
> John K Clark
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