Friday, July 31, 2009

Red Super Giant Betelgeuse: Constellation Orion the Hunter

Credit: Andrea Dupree (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), Ronald Gilliland (STScI), NASA and ESA
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows Betelgeuse, the red supergiant that marks the shoulder of the winter constellation Orion the Hunter (diagram at right).

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