Betelgeuse

Facts About Betelgeuse:

  • 8th brightest star in the night sky and 2nd brightest star in orion, although it occasionally outshines Rigel.
  • A semiregular variable star.
  • If it were at the center of our Solar System, its surface would extend past the asteroid belt possibly to the orbit of Jupiter or beyond.
Classification: Star (Red Supergiant, M2Iab)
Names:  Alpha Orionis
Constellation:  Orion
Distance:  6.08e+15 km (643 ly)
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