Universe Discovery Guide for January: Betelgeuse, the Workaholic Red Supergiant

Universe Discovery Guide for January: Betelgeuse, the Workaholic Red Supergiant

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Find out about the workaholic red supergiant Betelgeuse in January's Universe Discovery Guide ! This famed red supergiant star in Orion occupies a very prominent  spot in a very famous constellation in the winter night skies above the Northern Hemisphere.

Find out more about how Betelgeuse's furious consumption of its fuel via fusion will quickly turn this bright star into an even brighter supernova via Connect to NASA Science. See Betelgeuse for yourself with help from the Sky Feature segment of the guide, and discover how fusion works with some help from the Marshmallow Fusion activity.

In the Guide for January:
  • Theme: Betelgeuse, Red Supergiant Workaholic
  • Sky Feature: Betelgeuse
  • Try This: Beachtime Size Comparison, & Much More
  • Activity: Nuclear Fusion...with Marshmallows
  • Connect to NASA Science

Please note that there are two versions of the Guide. One is full-color for use during the day, and the other version features a red overlay for use at night to preserve your night vision. Always use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Guides on a computer.

Uploaded: December 2013

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