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Heaviest Star Found!!!!!

25 Jul

Very recently, the scientists spotted the Brighest star ever, which is said to be 265 times that of sun. Very huge.. isn’t it? Its named R136a1. huh.. these names!!!  😉

It may once have been as much as 320 solar masses. (Note: 1 SolarMass = 1.988435×10^30 kg)!!! Sorry Reverend (Weight lifting Champion) and Great Khali, Even you can’t lift it 😉 !!

This weight is twice the weight of previously known heaviest stars. Such is its over-weight! May be thats the reason why its dieting. Yes! it is said that the star is losing weight with time.

An Astrophysicist, Crowther (University of Sheffield, Northern England) said, “Unlike humans, these stars are born heavy and lose weight as they age. R136a1 is already middle-aged and has undergone an intense weight loss programme”.

According to him, It was identified in a star cluster in the Tarantula Nebula drifting through one of the milkyway’s neighbouring galaxies.

Star Stats:

  • Named as R136a1
  • 320 SolarMasses and (reducing 50 solar masses evey few MILLION years. :))
  • Luminous Intensity ~ 8,700,700 times that of Sun 😮
  • The surface temperature on the temperature is 40,000 degress celsius (i.e, 7 times that of sun)

This Star became a “Star” over night!!!!!!!!!!!