What is causing the supergiant star Betelgeuse to dim and change its shape?

News: Using the European Space Organisation’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have noticed the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse. Facts: Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star (over 20 times bigger than the Sun) in the constellation Orion. Instead of appearing round, the star Betelgeuse, at present, appears to be “squashed into an ova”. Additional Information:… Continue reading What is causing the supergiant star Betelgeuse to dim and change its shape?