Correcting Betelgeuse

Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy has written an article about the photo I shared yesterday of Betelgeuse. Against my better judgement, I was taken in by the senselationism of the article and reported it as a picture of the surface of the star. Well, it sort of is, but the truth is much more beautiful than the simplistic description.

Read the article, he is the gold standard of relatable physics journalism.