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Betelgeuse system map

Betelgeuse is a large red supergiant star and the ninth-brightest star in the night sky as seen from Earth. It's located in the constellation Orion and the second-brightest star there. It has a solar radius of about 640.373000.[1]

Betelgeuse is in its late stage stellar evolution and expected to go supernova in the next million years.[2]

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  1. http://www.elitegalaxyonline.com/portfolio/largest-stars/
  2. http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Betelgeuse_braces_for_a_collision