Monday, July 2, 2007

PIC: Comparison of Our Sun, To The Largest Known Star

VY Canis Majoris is a red hyper-giant. This is the largest known star. If it were possible for a human to walk on the surface of Canis Majoris, at 3 miles an hour for 8 hours a day, it would take him or her 162,000 years to walk the entire circumference (compared with 2 years 11 months to complete the same task on the Earth).

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