Betelgeuse’s ‘Great Dimming’ had an unlikely observer: a Japanese meteorological satellite

Astronomers have a new way to study stars: using meteorological satellites orbiting the Earth.

This is the conclusion of a new document that presents new data from a Japanese meteorological satellite that just happened to observe a red giant star. Betelgeuse during periods of unexplained twilight. Random observations could be a new tool for astronomers trying to understand how a red giant star loses mass and eventually explodes like a star. supernova.

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