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  1. #1 REALLY big Stars 
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    A friend just showed me this video. This is truly amazing, even though I'm really into science I never knew something like this existed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bov9M2gEgcE

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:S...is_Majoris.svg


    Though, as stated in a sub link in Wikipedia, apparently there is an equation that says that a sun that large in theoretically impossible.

    Its called the (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddington_limit) Eddington limit.

    But, if we have seen a star this large with a telescope, we must be right, yet Wiki seems to indicate that the equation is correct. Whats with this?


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    Check out other wiki stuff - look up 'canis majoris' and 'main sequence'. It seems to fit within the group of hyper-giants...


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    VV Cehpi will be a supermassive black hole. Hope its not in our galaxy.
    "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe". - Carl Sagan
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