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Rigel

Rigel

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    • If the Hayden Sphere is the size of the Kuiper Belt of comets, then this model is the relative size of blue supergiant star Rigel.

      Rigel is a blue supergiant star marking the knee of the constellation Orion. If placed where the Sun is, Rigel would engulf the orbit of Mercury, the innermost planet.

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