Saturday, July 24, 2010
Take a look at this image - it's the size of the Sun compared to the largest stars we know of. So where is the Sun on that image? You'll have to maximize it and scroll over to the left, because the Sun (99.86% of the mass of our solar system, mind you) is but a single pixel.
By the way, this week we have news about a star that happens to be more massive than any of these (300 solar masses), but this is mass and not size and apparently VY Canis Majoris is still the largest by far.