WORLD'S LARGEST STAR
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What is the largest known star?
About 5,000 light years from your computer, in the
constellation Canis Major, lies VY Canis Majoris, a red hypergiant, which
happens to be the largest known star.
VY Canis Majoris is estimated to have a radius of 1800 to 2100
times that of our Sun and if our Sun ever groes to that size it will reach well
into the orbit of Saturn.
Unfortunately VY Canis Majoris is on it's last legs
having exhausted all the hydrogen fuel in its core, and has begun fusing
hydrogen on a shell outside of a helium core. It is only a matter of time before
VY Canis Majoris collapses and forms a black hole.
VY Canis Majoris - Sun Comparison
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