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Mystery solved! 1st close-up images of giant star explain its bizarre dimming

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Yet another star in our universe has been caught acting strangely.

On Monday (Jan. 8), astronomers reported that RW Cephei, a hypergiant star in the constellation Cepheus about 16,000 light-years from Earth, has recently begun brightening after dimming “very dramatically” for the past two years, according to Narsireddy Anugu, a staff scientist at the CHARA Array in California.

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