Gigantic star found

Scientists discover the largest galactic flame ball known to man

Scientists at Sheffield University in the UK have combined data from the Very Large Telescope facility in Chile and the Hubble Space telescope to identify R136, a cluster of very young and super-massive stars. They’re believed to have been created by thick clouds of space gas and dust, which collapse into even denser clumps, making enormous, bright burning stars that rapidly explode into supernovas. The scientists managed to find several stars that burn at more then 40,000 degrees, seven times hotter then the sun, and one star, named R136a1, that has a mass about 265 times that of the sun, which is almost double the size to which researchers previously thought stars could grow.

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Gigantic star found

  1. And just to think most of you are more interested in Linsey Lohan's cell or the new Droid! Wake up!

  2. "…which is almost double the size to which researchers previously thought stars could grow"

    I wonder what this will do to theories of star collapse and black hole creation.

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