April 3, 2015

Largest stars in the Universe: VY Canis Majoris

VY Canis Majoris is one of the biggest known stars, has a radius of approximately 1 420 ± 120 solar radii and 15 to 35 Solar mass

Distance from the Sun to VY Canis Majoris is approximately 5 000 light-years


Comparison: Earth - Sun - VY Canis Majoris (Radius)

Comparison: Earth - Sun - VY Canis Majoris - Radius


VY Canis Majoris pictured by Hubble Space Telescope

VY Canis Majoris - VY CMa - Hubble Space Telescope


VY CMa compared to Earth's orbit

VY CMa compared to Earth


VY Canis Majoris compared to the Sun

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