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A new study led by Manos Chatzopoulos, associate professor of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, suggests the possibility that Betelgeuse, the red giant that is close to becoming a supernova is formed from the merger of the two stars becomes less than 300,000 years, a mere blink in the time scales for cosmic. The research can be found in “”.

Betelgeuse, also known cone Alpha Orionis, is one of the brightest stars in the northern hemisphere. At the beginning of this year, this red giant was made famous in the media all over the world, because a rapid decrease of its brightness led to think of the astronomers who