List of largest known stars


List of largest known stars

Below is a list of the largest known stars by diameter. A unit of measurement is the radius of the Sun (approximately 695,500 kilometers, or 432,450 miles).

The exact order of this list is not complete yet, nor is it completely well defined:
*Double stars here are sometimes treated individually, while other lists may combine them.
*There are statistical variations in measured values.

ee also

* Constellation
* Lists of stars
* List of most luminous stars

External links

* [http://www.lowell.edu/press_room/releases/recent_releases/largest_star_rls.html Lowell Observatory Astronomers Identify Largest Stars Known]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4164365.stm BBC News Three largest stars identified]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfs1t-2rrOM Star Size comparison movie]
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3974466981713172831&sourceid=Himself Google Video Planets and stars drawn to scale]
* [http://www.universetoday.com/2008/04/06/what-is-the-biggest-star-in-the-universe/ Universe Today What is the Biggest Star in the Universe?]


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