Saturday, June 13, 2009

Famous Star (Betelgeuse) Is Shrinking

A National Geographic article dated June 10, 2009 says that Betelgeuse (pronounced almost like "beetle juice"), a red supergiant star in the constellation Orion, is shrinking.

Where have you heard of Betelgeuse? Well, if you watched the entire video that contained the information about Laminin that we referenced on Weds. May 6, 2009, you would have seen this humongous star in that video. The fact that it is shrinking, or so they say, is odd, but, even in a ‘shrinking state’ it is still humongous!

The National Geographic article is, of course, written from a ‘secular worldview,’ saying that Betelgeuse is 8.5 million years old, etc. But, considering that, it is still an interesting read. HERE’S THE LINK

And while we are on the subject of Betelgeuse, you really should watch the entire talk by Louie Giglio titled ‘How Great is our God’ and not just the end which talks about Laminin. The first part of the talk is, among other things, about Betelgeuse.

I bought the DVD a year or so ago and found it fascinating and excellent. But, guess what, it is now on the internet for free (on YouTube). So, if you want to watch it in 5 parts on YouTube, and I suggest that you do so, HERE’S THE LINK to part 1 (the first 10 minutes) to get you started.

The entire video is about 50 minutes. This first link is 10 minutes. Then you can click on the additional parts (parts 2,3,4, and 5).

Again, to read the National Geographic article HERE'S THE LINK

and to view part 1 of the How Great is our God video HERE’S THE LINK