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Stars are cool, (VY Canis Majoris)

Discussion in 'The Sand Castle Lounge' started by MAD, May 6, 2009.

  1. MAD

    MAD "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Alright, I did some research on these things, and It appears that the largest star out there (That we know of) is a M-Type Hypergiant called VY-Canis Majoris. 

    (To give you an idea of how big this monster is, if it was placed where our sun is, it would just reach PAST the orbit of Saturn....  It would take light 8 Hours to travel around this thing vs 14.5 seconds for our Sun,  Thats just creepy)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VY_Canis_Majoris

    Its located in this Constellation:  (One of Orions Hunting Dogs)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canis_Major
     

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