The sizes of stars (annotated)

Using a combination of instruments on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have discovered the most massive stars to date, some weighing at birth more than 300 times the mass of the Sun, or twice as much as the currently accepted limit of 150 solar masses. This artist's impression shows the relative sizes of young stars, from the smallest “red dwarfs”, weighing in at about 0.1 solar masses, through low mass “yellow dwarfs” such as the Sun, to massive “blue dwarf” stars weighing eight times more than the Sun, as well as the 300 solar mass star named R136a1.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Kor 21, 2010, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1030
Përmasat:2500 x 1406 px

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Tipi:Unspecified : Star
Distanca:170000 vite dritë

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