The Picture Show: NPR

The Picture Show: NPR

Istanbul, Turkey: The Sturgeon full moon rises next to Istanbul’s Camlica Mosque. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chris McGrath/Getty Images Istanbul, Turkey: The Sturgeon full moon rises next to Istanbul’s Camlica Mosque. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Did you get a chance to witness the fourth and final supermoon of 2022? The last supermoon of … Read more

Betelgeuse star had an unprecedented massive eruption

Betelgeuse star had an unprecedented massive eruption

Betelgeuse first drew attention in late 2019 when the star, which glitters like a red gem in the upper-right shoulder of Orion, experienced an unexpected darkening. The supergiant continued to grow sun in 2020. Some scientists speculated that the star would explode as a supernova, and they’ve been trying to determine what happened to it … Read more

Hubble Sees Red Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Recovering After Never-Seen-Before Titanic Eruption

Betelgeuse Southern Region Evolving

Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star, appears as a brilliant, ruby-red, twinkling spot of light in the upper right shoulder of the winter constellation Orion the Hunter. However, when viewed close up, astronomers know that it is a seething monster with a 400-day-long heartbeat of regular pulsations. This aging star is classified as a supergiant because … Read more

Will ‘Centaurus’ be the next global coronavirus variant? Indian cases offers clues

Will 'Centaurus' be the next global coronavirus variant?  Indian cases offers clues

COVID screening in India, where cases caused by the BA.2.75 variant are rising.Credit: Mohd Arhaan Archer/AFP/Getty As countries await the end of COVID-19 surges caused by the variant BA.5, researchers are on the lookout for what will come next. An Omicron subvariant called BA.2.75 — and nicknamed ‘Centaurus’ by some on social media — is … Read more