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Astronomers detect 'monster star'

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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 07:28 AM
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Astronomers detect 'monster star'


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They are among the true monsters of space - colossal stars whose size and brightness go well beyond what many scientists thought was even possible.
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Planets take longer to form than these stars take to live and die”

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One of the objects, known simply as R136a1, is the most massive ever found.

Viewed today, the star has a mass about 265 times that of our own Sun; but the latest modelling work suggests at birth it could have been bigger, still.

Perhaps as much as 320 times tha
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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 07:28 AM
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Every so often something comes along that really puts our place in the universe into perspective. This is one of those things that you could find difficult to comprehend, let alone the effect this massive star must have on its particular place in the universe.

I first came across it on breakfast tv and the astronomer talking about was so enthusiastic, it brought back all those memories of being a kid and star gazing. In fact, this has piqued my interest again.

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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 05:44 PM
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suprised no one has made a planet x refrence yet LOL.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 06:07 PM
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maybe these will form super black holes when they die, then it will "create" a galaxy ...

since every galaxy have a super black hole in the middle


Originally posted by toxicated5
suprised no one has made a planet x refrence yet LOL.


true, but they have their own threads right now ... its like private communities

[edit on 21/7/10 by Faiol]



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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Actually it isn't a very big star at all. Here's what the big stars look like, and I think Betelgeuse is the largest of all of them.

www.nightsky.ie...

Our sun in that photo is the little speck on the lower left hand side, with the white arrow pointing to it.

Here is another picture of size comparisons of Suns. Betelgeuse is the red in the picture.

abyss.uoregon.edu...

[edit on 22-7-2010 by RussianScientists]



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 09:30 AM
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this is a cool comparison: Comparison



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