Supermassive star: R136a1

Astronomy Science ~ R136a1 is a Wolf-Rayet star is located in the Milky Way satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. And here are so...

Astronomy Science ~ R136a1 is a Wolf-Rayet star is located in the Milky Way satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud.

And here are some interesting facts R136a1 star

1. R136a1 is a star within 165,000 light years from Earth.

2. This star is the brightest and most massive found humans now. The star has a mass about 265 times larger than the mass of the sun.

3. The cluster of stars called R136 inhabited this star is located in the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

4. There are several other stars in the cluster R136 which has a mass of more than 100 times the mass of the sun.

5. It is estimated that the previous R136a1 appear larger, but she has lost its mass by 15% now. Such massive stars in this age of his life only up to a few millions of years.

6. Maximum age of most of the stars in the cluster R136 only 2 million years old, compared to our sun is 4.5 billion years old.

Left to right: red dwarf, sun, blue dwarfs, and R136a1.
7. Because of its mass is very large, it makes R136a1 very unstable, even the possibility of this star will explode into a hypernova (exploding stars whose power equivalent of 100 supernovae) before the core collapsed.

8. R136a1 is hypergiant star with a radius of about 15 million miles (24 million km), about 35 times larger than the sun.

9. R136a1 is a very hot star with a surface temperature estimated at about 53,000 C (95,000 F), nearly 10 times hotter than the sun.

10. R136a1 is the brightest star ever detected, almost 9 million times brighter than the sun.
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