- Betelgeuse is 640 light years from Earth.
- It is classed as a red supergiant and is the tenth brightest star in the night sky.
- As part of the Orion constellation Betelgeuse can be easily found in the night sky through most of the year.
- High mass stars such as Betelgeuse burn their fuel extremely quickly, as a result they exist for only a few million years, stars such as our sun exist for billions of years.
- At only 10 million years old Betelgeuse is already near the end of its lifespan and is expected to explode as a supernova in the next million years.
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