A Conversation for Betelgeuse - the Star

Well-known stars...

Post 1

Jimi X

'Betelgeuse is probably the most well-known star in the sky... with the possible exception of Alpha Centauri, Sirius and the Pole Star.'

And that other one - the Sun? smiley - winkeye

Still, well done Tango! Glad to see this one get its day on the front page at last.

smiley - cheers

- X

Well-known stars...

Post 2

John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!"

Phew, I thought you were going to say Cameron Diaz. smiley - winkeye

Cheers, Tango. Well done! smiley - ok


Well-known stars...

Post 3


Yes, good article!

A minor suggestion though: at the part where the surface temperature and spectral class are mentioned, it would be nice to go on with something like...

"What this means to the casual observer is that the red giant Betelgeuse has a striking amber color, visible with the naked eye."

Another interesting point about Betelgeuse is that its diameter is greater than that of Mars' orbit. What a monster!

Cheers! smiley - ale


A slightly bemused Researcher...

Post 4

The Big Black Mighty Who Sang But Not Too Loud

Yeah, thanks...
How come this is my original version? I completely rewrote the text (virtually) for JimiX when he came to sub-edit it in October.
The newer version read much better than this rubbish!!!!

Anyway, thanks to whoever added the HHG quotes!

A slightly bemused Researcher...

Post 5

John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!"

You're welcome.

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