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  • August 25, 2011

    Episode 349: Flames of Betelgeuse

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    A new image reveals a huge, amorphous nebula surrounding the famous red supergiant star Betelgeuse. The new images -- showing the stellar nebula in much greater detail than ever before, with the structures that look like flames originating from the star and stretching 40 billion miles into space -- come from the very Large Telescope in Chile.