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hypergiants stars

 We’ve told you about all about VY Canis Majoris, the most sizable star in the known universe. Lurking in the cosmos some 4,900 light-years from earth (about 28.8 quadrillion miles from our home), Canis Majoris is a mammoth without compare. ...

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NGC 1277 Black hole

For a long time, NGC 3842 was the most massive black hole that we knew about, but astronomers recently discovered one that’s even larger. In November of 2012, researchers discovered a black hole that is 17 billion solar masses.This means ...

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