Betelgeuse is 25 percent closer than scientists thought

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Ok, but if this happens again I’m pretty sure the Betelgeusians have built some kind of star engine and are coming to ram us.


im 25% more concerned


I reckon since it’s been a reference for so long, there’ll be some cascading effects on other calculations about stars.


Alright, who said its name three times in a row? It’s coming for you.


A fun thing to consider here: since it’s 530 light years away and is predicted to blow up in the next 100,000 years there’s a 0.53% chance it’s already exploded and we won’t know for another 530 years.