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Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope discovers reason behind Betelgeuse's unusual dimming

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Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope discovers reason behind Betelgeuse's unusual dimmingNasa claims to have found the reason behind the star Betelgeuse's unusual dimming. The usually bright star's mystifying behaviour had led to theories from dust obscuring it to an imminent supernova that would have been visible from Earth. But work with the Hubble Space Telescope found that the behaviour seemed to result from a stellar "sneeze" that sent a huge amount of hot material into space, blocking the starlight. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now More follows… INDY/LIFE newsletter Be inspired with the latest lifestyle trends Enter your email address Continue Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid...
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Scientists have been perplexed by the mysterious dimming of the supergiant star Betelgeuse, located 725 light-years away. Now, new Hubble observations are helping uncover the mystery.

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