Great Dimming of Betelgeuse explained.

@article{Levesque2021GreatDO,
  title={Great Dimming of Betelgeuse explained.},
  author={Emily M. Levesque},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2021},
  volume={594 7863},
  pages={
          343-344
        }
}
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