How Far Away Is The Star Betelgeuse In Light Years?

“Although 642.5 light years is listed for Betelgeuse, star distances are not known to quite this precision. I would give a distance of about 640 light years.” -Dr. Don Deyoung-

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     Dr. Donald B. DeYoung is an avid creation scientist and educator specializing in astronomy and physics. He chairs the Department of Science and Mathematics at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. Don has taught at Grace College since 1972. Sabbatical travels have taken him to San Diego, Europe and the South Pacific.
     Dr. DeYoung is the current president of the Creation Research Society with over 1,700 members worldwide. The CRS funds research, operates a lab in Arizona and publishes books and a technical Quartely journal. He gives lectures on many creation topics including astronomy, intelligent design, the Genesis Flood, and dinosaurs. Don strongly believes that the details in nature definitively point to the Creator and His love for mankind. Don also conducts workshops for children with hands-on Bible-science activities. He also writes and speaks for the organization Answers in Genesis.
     Dr. DeYoung has written seventeen books and many articles on creation topics. The books cover topics in Bible-sciences including several books aimed towards children. [5] [6]
     Dr. DeYoung’s background includes a Master of Divinity theological qualification.

 

The Spotty Surface of Betelgeuse
Credit: Xavier Haubois (Observatoire de Paris) et al.