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The distance from Earth of the red supergiant Betelgeuse is approximately 643 light-years. If it were to explode as a supernova, it would be one of the brightest stars in the sky. Right now, the brightest star other than the Sun is Sirius, with a luminosity of 26LSun and a distance of 8.6 light-years. How much brighter in our sky than Sirius would the Betelgeuse supernova be if it reached a maximum luminosity of 9.0×10^9 LSun?

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  1. 545445.5

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  2. 6.2*10^4

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