What Will Happen When One Of The Brightest Stars In The Sky Explodes?
Betelgeuse is one of the most impressive stars in the night sky, but it's really, really far away.By Evan Thomas | November 3, 2016
Betelgeuse, in the constellation Orion, is one of easiest stars to spot in the night sky. It's bright, it's enormous and it could explode at basically any time.
As stars go, it's on its last legs. Astronomers aren't sure how much longer it has. It could go supernova tomorrow or 100,000 years from now.