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Because of its huge size, the average density of Betelgeuse is only twelve milligrams per cubic metre: air at sea level is a hundred thousand times denser. And that's just considering the average density of the star - most of its mass is located at the relatively tiny core we can never see, so the thing we're looking at is even more tenuous - it's basically a huge, red hot vacuum.
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it's basically a huge, red hot vacuum.
There got to be some kind of "your momma" joke there.

Or ... hey, I can think of a huge, orange vacuum.
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