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A new study suggests Betelgeuse's "great dimming" was the result of an enormous dust cloud shrouding roughly one quarter of the star’s surface.
The Spring 2021 issue of Mercury (Vol. 50 no. 2) is available to members, and this issue features a new column, the story of black holes, a guide to the Kuiper Belt, astronomy's patron saint, the mysteries of our home galaxy, and more!
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Hosted by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific with Astronomers for Planet Earth, ASP2021 virtual Summer Symposium is July 23 for a day of plenaries and workshops explore how to harness the astronomical perspective as we fight to protect our planet.