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January 15, 2005

Big stars

Astronomers have identified the three biggest stars known to science. These are some very big stars.

If they were located in the same place as our own Sun - at the centre of the Solar System - the stars would stretch out further than the orbit of Jupiter. The red "supergiant" stars are more than 1.5 billion km across, pushing the previous record holder, Herschel's "Garnet Star", into fourth place.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 15, 2005 09:47 AM

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