A star in the winter sky : Rigel


Rigel is the brightest star in the constellation Orion. It is ranked as the seventh brightest star in the night sky.

Interestingly, Rigel is only 10 million years old, compared to our Sun, which is aged 4.5 billion years.

It is expected to end its life in a massive explosion scientifically know as a supernova.

Author: Benard Nsamba
Researcher of IA in the thematic line “Towards a comprehensive study of stars”.