The hottest, most massive and most luminious star in the universe discovered

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#1 Posted by Artas1984 (40 posts) -

The R163 object in Tarantula Nebula was known for years, but just know it's stars were identified precisely

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10707416

#2 Posted by flash_drive (968 posts) -
cool!
#3 Posted by T_REX305 (11304 posts) -

the girl in the video needs to slow down when talking :lol:

#4 Posted by ferrari2001 (16679 posts) -
Isn't this like a week old?
#5 Posted by -Tish- (3620 posts) -
I don't know how they can tell by those photos because I sure can't.
#6 Posted by specialzed (682 posts) -

This thread title is incorrect, how can anyone be sure this is the biggest?

#7 Posted by Bluestorm-Kalas (13073 posts) -

This thread title is incorrect, how can anyone be sure this is the biggest?

specialzed

Probably in the known universe.

#8 Posted by lamprey263 (22463 posts) -
among my favorite things discovered in space include Hubble Deep Field photos, the discovery of "the Blob" (largest object in the universe) and personally for me my first visit to SpaceWeather.com, it's a scary site to watch, they've tracked some near earth asteroid misses that are pretty significant
#9 Posted by Artas1984 (40 posts) -

It's not the bigest star, it's the most massive and luminous star - totaly different things, although it is still very big - 35 times more wider in radius than the sun, there is a picture.. You will find that quite often the biggest stars in the universe weight a lot less than our sun. Actually our sun is extremely dense for it's little size.

#11 Posted by Treflis (11389 posts) -
Neat, So when do we colonize it?
#12 Posted by GrabTheYayo (1315 posts) -

i want to witness a supernova b4 i die....

#13 Posted by specialzed (682 posts) -

It's not the bigest star, it's the most massive and luminous star - totaly different things, although it is still very big - 35 times more wider in radius than the sun, there is a picture.. You will find that quite often the biggest stars in the universe weight a lot less than our sun. Actually our sun is extremely dense for it's little size.

Artas1984
"Biggest" and "most massive" are the same thing, 2 words for the same thing that this new star is not.
#14 Posted by KidCudi37 (3535 posts) -
Isn't this like a week old?ferrari2001
Yes. Awesome none the less.
#15 Posted by Artas1984 (40 posts) -

[QUOTE="Artas1984"]

It's not the bigest star, it's the most massive and luminous star - totaly different things, although it is still very big - 35 times more wider in radius than the sun, there is a picture.. You will find that quite often the biggest stars in the universe weight a lot less than our sun. Actually our sun is extremely dense for it's little size.

specialzed

"Biggest" and "most massive" are the same thing, 2 words for the same thing that this new star is not.

ONCE AGAIN - IT IS NOT THE SAME THING..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_stars

Big is an adjective that determines the visual size of the object, not it's density.

#16 Posted by NiteLights (1181 posts) -

Cool.

#17 Posted by UCF_Knight (6863 posts) -
Can we start purchasing property yet?
#18 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20803 posts) -
Thought you were talking about my heart for a minute....
#19 Posted by jubino (6261 posts) -

I thought this was a thread about Kim Kardashian and her massive glutes.

#20 Posted by GHlegend77 (10326 posts) -
They finally decided to look in Xaos' pants, eh?
#22 Posted by samuraiguns (11588 posts) -

It's not the bigest star, it's the most massive and luminous star - totaly different things, although it is still very big - 35 times more wider in radius than the sun, there is a picture.. You will find that quite often the biggest stars in the universe weight a lot less than our sun. Actually our sun is extremely dense for it's little size.

Artas1984

You know what that means. Fusion, Doubles Get; Iron; Collapses into itself: AN HERO.

#23 Posted by Solid_Snake325 (6091 posts) -
damn thought this was a jessica alba thread.
#24 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
Universe, or Galaxy?
#25 Posted by MrMcElliot (64 posts) -

I thought this was a thread about Kim Kardashian and her massive glutes.

jubino

We can only wish....

#26 Posted by yentlequible (2621 posts) -
[QUOTE="lamprey263"]among my favorite things discovered in space include Hubble Deep Field photos, the discovery of "the Blob" (largest object in the universe) and personally for me my first visit to SpaceWeather.com, it's a scary site to watch, they've tracked some near earth asteroid misses that are pretty significant

That video just blew my mind! :o
#27 Posted by MrMcElliot (64 posts) -

[QUOTE="jubino"]

I thought this was a thread about Kim Kardashian and her massive glutes.

MrMcElliot

We can only wish....

#28 Posted by jubino (6261 posts) -

[QUOTE="MrMcElliot"]

[QUOTE="jubino"]

I thought this was a thread about Kim Kardashian and her massive glutes.

MrMcElliot

We can only wish....

That's terrifying. Why am I hungry?

#29 Posted by 194197844077667059316682358889 (49173 posts) -

i want to witness a supernova b4 i die....

GrabTheYayo
If you do, it will probably be about 11 nanoseconds before you do
#30 Posted by jubino (6261 posts) -
[QUOTE="GrabTheYayo"]

i want to witness a supernova b4 i die....

xaos
If you do, it will probably be about 11 nanoseconds before you do

Just enough time to grab a camera and...
#31 Posted by Guppy507 (17395 posts) -
Oh man, imagine the supernova that thing will create!
Isn't this like a week old?ferrari2001
Because it's a week old means it can't be posted on GS? :?
#32 Posted by afflictatrophy (223 posts) -

I don't know how they can tell by those photos because I sure can't. -Tish-

they dont use the picture to measure anything. to find mass they use either a binary star with newton's version of kepler's third law or they plot it on the H-R diagram as long as it is in the main sequence. to find temp they use the stars color and spectral lines, to find distance they probably use stellar parallax as long as the star is close enough, or they might use a standard candle within the cloud that the star is located in or use the inverse square law for light, to find luminosity they use inverse square law for light, which uses distance and apparent magnitude, or the H-R diagram. :)

#33 Posted by kidsmelly (5692 posts) -

So we can make a hottest star thread but not a hottest girl thread. Boo I demand a democratic vote on this.

#34 Posted by Artas1984 (40 posts) -

i want to witness a supernova b4 i die....

GrabTheYayo

The last supernova witnessed bye eye was in 2008, so it's not a rare occurrence, you might get your chance - stay looking all day at the skies with a 7,5 cm refractor, don't go to job, don't meet friends, don't eat and don't do other things alike - just stay focused on the skies and you might witness a barely noticeable appearance of a new spot!!!

#35 Posted by zmbi_gmr (3566 posts) -

thread is old, but still interesting.

#36 Posted by Acemaster27 (4482 posts) -
I thought it was Karen Gillan!
#37 Posted by LIONHEART-_- (2520 posts) -
So big but I wonder what's bigger, that star or that Canis Majoris?
#38 Posted by Artas1984 (40 posts) -

So big but I wonder what's bigger, that star or that Canis Majoris?LIONHEART-_-

Canis Majoris is alot bigger, some 57 times more wide in radius, but is it also about 15 times lighter than R136A1

#39 Posted by Jandurin (95544 posts) -
until the next one
#40 Posted by LIONHEART-_- (2520 posts) -

So we can make a hottest star thread but not a hottest girl thread. Boo I demand a democratic vote on this.

kidsmelly
The mods will get you for sure if you ever made a thread about that..
#41 Posted by Jandurin (95544 posts) -

So we can make a hottest star thread but not a hottest girl thread. Boo I demand a democratic vote on this.

kidsmelly
you could call it the hottest star thread but have it be about the stars in hollywood!