Was Betelgeuse Formed by Merging Stars?

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Was Betelgeuse Formed by Merging Stars?

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Modern humans—or Homo Sapiens—have only been around for about 250,000 years. That’s only the blink of an eye in cosmological terms. As it turns out, the star Betelgeuse may only be about the same age.

A new study explores the idea that Betelgeuse formed from a merger of two stars only a few hundred thousand years ago.

The study is titled “Is Betelgeuse the Outcome of a Past Merger?” The lead author is Manos Chatzopoulos, an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University. The study is available on the online open archive arXiv.org.

Read more: https://www.universetoday.com/146071/wa ... ing-stars/
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