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Betelgeuse (or Alpha Orionis) is pronounced like Beetle-juice. It is the star that forms the right-shoulder of the great Orion , the Great Hunter of the night sky.

Betelgeuse is one of the largest stars to be seen in the sky. If it were to be placed where the Sun is, it would engulf the Earth and almost reach Mars!


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