Jacques Marais

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The bright, pinkish-white star at upper left of Orion is Betelgeuse. A red supergiant, it is one of the largest and most luminous stars known. If it were at the center of our solar system, its surface would extend to the orbit of Jupiter and beyond, wholly engulfing Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Betelgeuse is approximately 640 light-years away from Earth.

Standing out: The bright, pinkish-white star at upper left of Orion, known as the hunter, is Betelgeuse. AKA a red supergiant, Betelgeuse is in the last stages of its life; increasing in size and sending its stellar material into space at a tremendous rat

Ant Nebula

Universe - Ant Nebula (Mz is a young bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Norma composed of a bright core and four distinct high-velocity outflows that have been named lobes, columns, rays, and chakram.