Our sun feels huge compared to the Earth, but it’s actually a very small star in relative terms. One of the largest discovered stars falls under the “hypergiant” class and is called VY Canis Majoris, which is approximately 3,600 times the size of our sun. However, this star is dying and will cause a hypernova in the near future.
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A binary star system orbited by a planet was something directly out of science fiction (more specifically, the “Star Wars” series). To scientists’ surprise, this seemingly impossible occurance does exist! People couldn’t help but nickname the newfound planet “Tatooine.”