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Top 5 Largest Stars In The Universe

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VV Cephei A
5,000 light-years from the Earth

The VV Cephei A is one of the biggest stars found in the constellation Cepheus.

It is about 5,000 light years away.

This star is recognized as a red supergiant primary as its luminosity and magnitude do not qualify it as a hypergiant.

The VV Cephei A has a solar radius between 1,050 to 1,900.

This star belongs to an eclipsing binary star system called VV Cephei which is not entirely spherical, and hence, has unstable luminosity.

It is also difficult to measure in terms of size.

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  1. Dave Taylor

    “VY Canis is the largest star in the universe in terms of size”. Right! Maybe the largest known in the Milky Way. There are only about 400 billion galaxies in the known universe (a number that continues to grow), of which the Milky Way is the only one in which we can discern individual stars, so be careful how you state it.

    • CosmosUp

      We are sorry, it’s true, the title is a misleading one. We cannot possibly know whether these stars are the biggest in the universe…

    • Michael

      It’s tge largest star found to date in the KNOWN universe.

  2. Swilly billy

    The biggest star is canis

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