Uploaded by TikTok space expert @astro_alexandra, the clip helps explain the event scientists are beginning themselves to fully understand. Currently, the red supergiant star is still slowly recuperating from the explosive incident. “Betelgeuse continues doing some very unusual things right now; the interior is sort of bouncing,” says Andrea Dupree of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.  “We’ve never before seen a huge mass ejection of the surface of a star,” she continues. “We are left with something going on that we don’t completely understand. It’s a totally new phenomenon that we can observe directly and resolve surface details with Hubble. We’re watching stellar evolution in real time.” Betelgeuse is approaching the end of its existence and is expected to supernova in the next 100,000 years. It is so large at the moment that if it were placed in our solar system where the sun is, its surface would extend past Jupiter’s orbit. Recommended for you

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