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Top 10 Largest Stars in the Universe

Thursday, November 15th 2012. | Universe

So far only the sun’s closest star to Earth and has an important role in survival on Earth. It turns out from a large universe still keep many secrets that have not been revealed. Here is a list of top 10 largest stars in the Universe.

10. Betelgeuse

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Betelgeuse


This is one of the largest known stars, also a star with the brightest light in the constellation Orion. Red super giant star is the same as the sun 950-1000, and its location is located between 643-146 light-years away.

9. RW Cephei

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RW Cephei


One more irregular star and constellation Cepheus, RW Cephei has a radius of between 1.260 to 1.610 solar radii. This star is located at 11.500 light years distant from the Sun.

8. KW Sagittarii

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KW Sagittarii


KW Sagitarii is 10.000 light years from the Sun, and included in the constellation Sagittarius, and the magnitude of nearly 1.460 times the radius of the sun. Super giant star has a special light, bright like the sun 360.000.

7. KY Cygni

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KY Cygni


One other red super giant star. This star is expected to reach its size from 1.420 to 2.850 solar radii. It lies as far as 5.000 light years from our sun, which is in the constellation Cygnus.

6. V354 Cephei

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V354 Cephei


Star is a varied and irregular, V354 Cephei is a red supergiant star with a size reaching 1.520 solar radii. The location of this star in the constellation Cepheus of the Milky Way.

5. MU Cephei

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MU Cephei


also known as Herschel’s Garnet Star, is a red supergiant star in the constellation Cepheus. This is one of the largest and most luminous stars known in the Milky Way.

4. V838 Mon HST

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V838 Mon HST


V838 Mon HST is about 20,000 light years from the Sun. This star is rumored to have erupted in 2002.

3. VV Cephei

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VV Cephei


VV Cephei, also known as HD 208816, were eclipsing binary star system located in the constellation Cepheus, about 2,400 light years from Earth

The hypergiant red, known as the VV Cephei A, currently recognized as the third largest stars known, with the solar radius is estimated between 1,600 and 1,900. VV Cephei is not completely round, and surrounded by opaque shells.

2. Woh G64

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Woh G64


Woh G64 is a red giant star in the Large Magellanic Cloud. With a radius of 2000 times larger than the sun, this star is the second biggest star. Woh G64 size estimated at about 2.785 billion miles, or 1900-2000 radii.

1. VY Canis Majoris

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VY Canis Majoris


VY Canis Majoris (VY CMa) is an all-star red supergiant located in the constellation Canis Major. The star became the biggest star and also one of the most luminous stars ever known so far. This star is located about 1.5 kiloparsecs (4.900 light years, 4.6 × or 2.9 × 1016mil 1016km) from the earth. Unlike most other supergiant star, which typically applying a double star, VY CMa is a single star. VY Canis Majoris is the largest star in the universe.



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