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Alpha Orionis, Betelgeuse
A red super giant star in the constellation of Orion.

It is the tenth brightest star in the night sky, although its brightness varies. It is over 10,000 times as luminous as the sun, and lies 650 light-years from earth.

Light takes 60 minutes to travel across the giant star.

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