NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

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Finder chart with the constellations of Orion on the bottom, and Taurus above, with the star Betelgeuse and the supernova remnant Crab Nebula highlighted.
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February 2020 Edition
Betelgeuse and the Crab Nebula: Stellar Death and Rebirth
Updated  January 21 2020
 
Famous star Betelgeuse and the ghostly supernova remnant known as the Crab Nebula showcase what happens when giant stars star reach the end of their lives. Find out more about the death of stars in this issue of Night Sky Notes!

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This article is distributed by the NASA Night Sky Network, a coalition of hundreds of astronomy clubs across the US dedicated to astronomy outreach. Visit nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov to find local clubs, events, stargazing info and more.

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