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    VY Canis Majoris

    The largest star currently known to man, VY Canis Majoris, a red hypergiant, is a mindblowing 2100 solar radii (= radius of the sun) in size. If placed in our solar system, the surface of VY Canis Majoris would extend to the orbit of Saturn.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VY_Canis_Majoris
    Last edited by Mike C; 26 Apr 2009, 7:41 PM.
    "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer
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