Betelgeuse Befuddles Astronomers

Secular astronomers and scientists doing the research with space probes are constantly being amazed by what they have found. That is because the universe is recalcitrant when it comes to obeying celestial evolution dogma. So, some of us are not so surprised that they are surprised about Betelgeuse.

Astronomers are wondering what Betelgeuse is doing. Some of their confusion lies in their deep time stellar evolution assumptions.
Orion with Betelgeuse emphasized
Modified from an image by Pixabay / sl1990
Betelgeuse is a red giant. Secularists have their scheme of things regarding how stars are formed and eventually "die", but this extremely large star is not acting in an expected manner. Mayhaps they should put aside their deep time assumptions and check out the truth of recent creation. Anyway, that dimming thing leaves us wondering what Betelgeuse will do, but seeing it growing dimmer is baffling.
Astronomers are puzzled by the dimming of one of the brightest stars in the sky, Betelgeuse in Orion.

Amateur astronomers quickly learn to identify Betelgeuse, the right shoulder in the constellation Orion. After getting over the initial chuckle that a star could be named beetle-juice (more accurately, betel-jooz, an Arabic name also amusing, meaning ‘armpit of Orion’), the new astronomer learns it is a red giant star 650 light-years away. Astrophysics students learn that red giants are fated to blow up as supernovas, according to stellar evolution theory. They learn the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram that astronomers use to connect the dots between star types, showing how one type evolves into another over billions of years. The diagram was not made for stellar evolution theory, though; it was merely a diagram to conveniently graph luminosity to temperature. Stellar evolution theory followed later.
If you've taken a shine to the article, you can read the rest at "What’s Happening at Betelgeuse?" You may also want to see Dr. Faulkner's article, "Betelgeuse: Supernova or Fading Star?" EDIT: Also, his follow-up article, "Betelgeuse Is Coming Back!"