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That’s because the star is a red supergiant, a star reaching the end of its life that begins to puff up, sometimes 100 to 1,000 times larger than our own sun.
Antares, the red supergiant beating at the heart of Scorpius, soon emerged, and then the entire scorpion’s tail curled across the sky and dipped into the stream of stars that is the Milky Way.
Located 600 light-years from Earth, this red supergiant is 700 times wider than our sun and may explode as a supernova anytime within the next few million years.
Based on careful observations of the star’s periodic dimming, scientists believe that the supergiant star must have a mysterious companion that blocks its light periodically.
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