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Date: 08/11/11 08:09 AM

58 Responses to Largest Star Ever Discovered Compared To Our Sun

  1. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    Link: Largest Star Ever Discovered Compared To Our Sun - Say hello to VY Canis Majoris, currently the Largest known Star.
  2. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:20 am
    is this news to some people?
  3. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:24 am
    Somehow - this reminds me of the time in Stargate when they blew up a star. That was a fun episode!

    The universe is absolutely fascinating. Wish i could just jet around and see it all. =(
  4. Profile photo of Vligon
    Vligon Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:27 am
    1 Billion suns
  5. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:36 am
    This star was discovered in 1801...not exactly fresh news here.

    Also, the size of the star is actually in debate amongst leading astrophysicists.
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    aroc91 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:38 am
    @ScottSerious

    Apparently...
  7. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:39 am
    Where is your God now!
  8. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Not true!
    The largest star ever is Kirstie Alley


  9. Profile photo of MichaelBored
    MichaelBored Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:00 am
    Big Dog indeed...
  10. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:01 am
    Mind... Blown...
  11. Profile photo of rogue_knight
    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:09 am
    Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!

  12. Profile photo of terracottus
    terracottus Male 30-39
    280 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 9:12 am
    That star`s powerlever certainly is over... oh well, you know.
  13. Profile photo of MrHoobToYou
    MrHoobToYou Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:21 am
    Somebody named a star "Beetle Juice"? Also, does Mike Rowe narrate everything now?
  14. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:30 am
    good god`s urge!
  15. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:31 am
    The start of the movie `contact` gives you a better approximation of size.
  16. Profile photo of I-See-U
    I-See-U Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:48 am
    Fu*k, we are tiny.
  17. Profile photo of Oblivia
    Oblivia Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 9:52 am
    Something that big and we just discovered it....
    Like not seeing the forest because of the trees I guess?
  18. Profile photo of comrade_b
    comrade_b Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:12 am
    i think i shat myself at around 1:00 in
  19. Profile photo of Jackson13W
    Jackson13W Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:17 am
    i sometimes think we`ve found no other intelligent life in the universe simply because we`re too small! we`re like a bee buzzing in a stadium. @MrHoobToYou: Yes. Yes he does.
  20. Profile photo of Cruddup
    Cruddup Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:24 am
    It`s Betelgeuse, and it`s expected to blow up soon, if it hasn`t already. The explosion would be visible from Earth during the day.
  21. Profile photo of nnotdead
    nnotdead Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:27 am
    damn sun
  22. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:36 am
    This may seem impressive and all that with the size, but it doesn`t really look like that.

    VY Canis Majoris is a billion times the size of the sun, but it is only 30-40 times as heavy, which of course means...

    It has an average density of 0.000005 to 0.000010 kg/m3
    Thanks Wiki!

    For comparison, air has a density of about 1kg/m3.
  23. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:48 am
    that`s why i love the universe.


    i`m never going to move away.
  24. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:11 am
    mike rowe doing science? i like the bbc guy better.. an english accent for some reason make things sound more sciency!!!
  25. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:38 am
    its just a drating huge ball of burning fart
  26. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:47 am
    Well ... I just found a new nickname for my penis 8-)
  27. Profile photo of Diplomaticcc
    Diplomaticcc Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:50 am
    suhweeet.
  28. Profile photo of ImaComputer
    ImaComputer Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    Psh VY Canis Majoris is the largest by radius, it`s all about my boy R136a1 -largest by mass....booyah
  29. Profile photo of HamilTaco
    HamilTaco Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    My brain!! x_x
  30. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    There`s no science more humbling than astronomy.
  31. Profile photo of radoinc
    radoinc Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    So? Big deal, Jesus can walk on water and poo.

  32. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    WTF, i submitted this like a month ago... Bullsh*t
  33. Profile photo of TheZigRat
    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    August 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    I looked upon the heavens, and they were humbled :-P
  34. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    Betelgeuse has been showing Pre-supernova signs for the past few years and is estimated to go supernova within the next decade.
  35. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    This may seem impressive and all that with the size, but it doesn`t really look like that.

    VY Canis Majoris is a billion times the size of the sun, but it is only 30-40 times as heavy, which of course means...

    It has an average density of 0.000005 to 0.000010 kg/m3
    Thanks Wiki!

    For comparison, air has a density of about 1kg/m3.
  36. Profile photo of spanerbulb
    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    Mind boggling
  37. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    It`s Betelgeuse, and it`s expected to blow up soon, if it hasn`t already. The explosion would be visible from Earth during the day.

    True, but it`s soon on an astronomical scale, which covers tens of thousands of years. Maybe it blew up 500 years ago. Maybe it won`t blow up for another 100,000 years.

    But this star isn`t Betelguese.
  38. Profile photo of obeydarklord
    obeydarklord Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    now i feel even more insignificant
  39. Profile photo of jerkymeat7
    jerkymeat7 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 5:06 pm
    @ revolutioniz. true betelgeuse is about to go supernova, some say thats what the mians predicted for 2012, but we have no idea when it will go, it could very well be withen the next few decades, or another hundred thousand years(witch isnt very long in star age). personally id like to see it go, would be one nice sight to watch through a telescope.
  40. Profile photo of Sachi001
    Sachi001 Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    My, my aren`t we the little atom now.
  41. Profile photo of FeelTheRide
    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    I like this post...kinda similar.

    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=46916
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    if eta carinae is 5 million times bigger than the sun, and betelgeuse is 300 times bigger than eta carinae. that means betelgeuse is already 1.5 billion times the size of our sun. so vy canis majoris must be a lot more than "a billion times" the size of our sun.
  43. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    Seriously? IAB just now learning about VYCM? I`m ashamed. Also I have submited similar videos in the past.
  44. Profile photo of Sinclair
    Sinclair Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 7:37 pm
    But of course this is not real, because after all, the bible says the universe is only 6 000 years old
  45. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm
    Wait...they named a star Beetlejuice? As in after this guy?

  46. Profile photo of snorlax13
    snorlax13 Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    Beetlejuice was actually named after Betelgeuse. :)
  47. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    @Everyone whining this is old news, no f*cking sh*t dumbasses. It was discovered long before any of us were born in 1801, no one said this was breaking news. It`s just a cool video, so quit b*tching about nothing and enjoy the damn video because it`s cool.
  48. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    @xiquiripat
    Agree completely
  49. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm
    @SlothOfDoom
    Yes there are 2 conflicting opinions about the size, either way the size of these stars are really humbling when you think about it. Hell Betelgeuse is mindblowingly enormous in comparison to Earth. I just think it`s interesting to realize how small we really are.
  50. Profile photo of Errand_boy
    Errand_boy Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2011 at 11:32 pm
    I hate retarded styles of measurement. I don`t care about this post so much you could fit 3.2 billion, I don`t give a f*ck`s, in it.
  51. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2011 at 1:40 am
    Total Perspective Vortex.
  52. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Betelgeuse!

    Betelgeuse!

    Betelgeuse!

    sorry. everytime I hear that name I get the urge
  53. Profile photo of TheZigRat
    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2011 at 7:52 am
    My God You mean Betlegeuse is expanding faster than Cristy Alley?
  54. Profile photo of AngryAsian
    AngryAsian Male 13-17
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    August 12, 2011 at 9:39 am
    holy poo i feel very much more insignificant now
  55. Profile photo of JDplaysFF
    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am
    Vimto, I didn`t see any cake hooked up.
  56. Profile photo of kazart
    kazart Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    "R136a1" is alot larger than VY Canis Majoris.
  57. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 14, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    Thats no moon....
  58. Profile photo of JG84
    JG84 Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    HELLO VY CANIS MAJORIS

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