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the second brightest star in Orion

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The locations of the Betelgeuse and Bellatrix stars on the constellation seems to depict Orion's shoulders.
The reason that red supergiants such as Betelgeuse and Antares are less hot than most other stars is that they are enormous.
the axle of the heavens"-- fiery Betelgeuse, Rigel, Bellatrix-- the
It is also in the top ten of the largest stars known - 50 per cent larger than the famous red supergiant Betelgeuse - and about one million times brighter than the Sun.
The grand finale of Betelgeuse will be a spectacular show--full of sound and fury.
The plot revolves around a recently deceased young couple, ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious bio-exorcist named Betelgeuse from the underworld.
Rigel is the other bright star in Orion (opposite Betelgeuse from the Belt Stars).
His best friend isn't from Guildford after all, but a small planet near Betelgeuse.
Other luminous Orion stars carry lovely names, such as Rigel and Betelgeuse.
And some space cadet called Mark insists: "As you can see we've got the giant constellation of Orion with the red star Betelgeuse high in the top left hand corner.
Observers (and their families and friends) should find a dark spot shielded from local lights, and using only the unaided eye (not binoculars or telescopes), should count the number of stars they can see inside the rectangle bounded by Betelgeuse, Rigel, y and K Orionis.
It's unclear why Betelgeuse has shrunk and whether it will later rebound, said Nobel laureate Charles Townes, retired from the University of California, Berkeley.
Betelgeuse, or [alpha] Orionis, is probably the most interesting star in Orion, and it is easy to observe throughout January to March.
Appendices give both undergraduate and graduate students background and the many color plates reveal, among other fascinating things, that Betelgeuse and Rigel can be visible to the naked eye in daylight and a cute dog is a darn good model for a lesson on heat and light.