View Full Version : Most Luminous Star Discovered

2005-Sep-20, 04:28 PM
SUMMARY: A team of astronomers from the University of Florida have found what could be the brightest star ever seen in the Universe. Located 45,000 light years away across our galaxy, LBV 1806-20 could be 40 million times brighter and 150 times larger than our own Sun. This gigantic and bright star isn't long for the Universe; however, it's only a couple of million years old, and will blow up as a supernova in a few million more. This star defies current theories about how large stars should be able to get.

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