1,300 times bigger than Sun: Largest yellow ‘hyper-giant’ star identified

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  1. datchguy

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    Astronomers have identified the largest ‘yellow’ star ever observed in our galaxy and one of the 10 largest ever discovered in total. The star is more than 1,300 times the diameter of the sun and 1,000,000 times brighter.
    The star named HR 5171 A is 12,000 light-years from Earth and can even be seen with the naked eye. It was discovered by an international team of scientists using the European Space Organization’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer in Paranal, Chile.

    Yellow hypergiants are extremely rare; approximately a dozen are known to exist in the Milky Way. In general, they are very unstable because of the stage of their ‘life’. The most well-known is Rho Cassiopeiae in the Cassiopeia constellation.

    HR 5171 A is also 50 times bigger than red supergiant Betelgeuse in the Orion constellation.

    The size of the star took the group of scientists by surprise, given their earlier observations. The work of Olivier Chesneau and his team is to be published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

    Astronomers made a further surprising discovery about the star.

    “The new observations also showed that this star has a very close binary partner, which was a real surprise,†said Chesneau from the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur in Nice, France. “The two stars are so close that they touch and the whole system resembles a gigantic peanut.â€

    HR 5171 A is orbited by this companion – which is slightly hotter than the 5000 degrees Celsius (surface temperature) hypergiant – every 1,300 days.

    http://rt.com/news/sun-yellow-star-biggest-622/
     
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    1,300 times bigger than the Sun is a pretty damn big star. But is it a bigger star than the one America's Judge will discover on the next season of AGT?
     
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    So I guess the North Koreans will be landing on it soon.
     
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    H-HEy!

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    Impossible. Those Olate dogs are fuckin everywhere. I can't turn on the tv without seeing them or log into Facebook or Twitter without hearing my friends talk about them.
     
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    And a nice hat[​IMG]
     
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    Its still smaller than robins gunt
     
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    True. But if you read the article you'd know that star HR 5171 A has a "close binary partner." This makes it much different from Robin's Gunt Star which is very much alone.
     
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    Way to tie this topic into the Howard Stern forum. :up:
     
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    Also smaller than Howard's ego.
     
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    Scientist discover something cool like a super colossal sun and the best name they can come up with is HR 5171 A? :facepalm:
     
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    Cool info!
     
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    Very cool shit
     
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    And slightly bigger than Howard's wig.
     
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