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Betelgeuse is 25 percent closer than scientists thought

Scientists studying the star Betelgeuse have determined that it’s actually roughly 25% closer than previous estimates. The star is also slightly smaller than scientists assumed, though it still appears as though it’s reaching >>

Hubble spots a big, weird blob of star gas

When you gaze at the sky on a clear night, you can easily spot countless stars shining bright. Most of them look pretty much identical, aside from varying brightness, but when NASA’s Hubble >>

Astronomers spot one of the oldest stars ever

Our Solar System is incredibly old by human standards. The Sun, sitting in the center, is thought to be just over 4.6 billion years old, which is an almost unfathomable amount of time >>