Orion's Shoulder May Have Blown Up!

Young Stars Emerge from Orion's Head

Nearby star Betelgeuse has been noticably shrinking over the past decade indicating that it may by now have gone supernova, at 600 light years distant the explosion would pose no threat but would provide a spectacular fireworks display.

Since Betalgeuse is located on Orion's shoulder does this mean that Orion's shoulder blew up!

(via Unexplained Mysteries)

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