The Cosmic Companion VIP Newsletter - Aug. 24, 2020

Interview with Dr. Andrea Dupree of the Center for Astrophysics on why Betelgeuse recently dimmed. Plus, charging up the first interplanetary helicopter, a long-lost sister star of the Sun, and more.

Hello everyone!

This week, we are joined by Dr. Andrea Dupree, senior astrophysicist with the Center for Astrophysics. She recently carried out a study showing why the red supergiant star Betelgeuse recently dimmed, a sight seen by millions of amateur astronomers worldwide.

We also look at how the development of life on Earth may have been shaped by a nea…

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