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The human eye has a resolution of roughly 2 arc minutes, or about 0.5 milliradians (15 pixels across a full moon). The distance to Betelgeuse is a bit uncertain, but lets say 600 light years, which is near enough. So to show a disk simply because of the size of the source, it would need to be about 0.3 light years across. The source can't grow faster than ...

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