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How do you say ‘Betelgeuse’?

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Real stars don’t get much mainstream press attention. If you do a snap survey along any high street and ask people to name their favourite stars, you would get lists of ‘Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus…’. The chance of finding someone who will spontaneously rattle off names like Betelgeuse, Sirius, Rigel, Arcturus and so on, would be, relative to the first list, somewhat remote. The only way stars in the astronomical sense can get any ...

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