VY Canis Majoris

By : corbin

VY Canis Majoris

VY Canis Majoris is the biggest star discovered in human history.Our sun is like a crumb to VY Canis Majoris.VY Canis Majoris is huge!
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Where VY Canis Majoris is located

VY Canis Majoris is located in the west hemisphere of Canis Major.

And 4,892 light years away from earth.

The future of VY Canis Majoris


1.If VY Canis Majoris explodes it will make a black hole.

2. VY Canis Majoris is a fusion reactor.

3.VY Canis Majoris is in the west hemisphere of Canis Major.

Life of Hypergiant stars like VY Canis Majoris possibly going supernova

VY Canis Majoris's mass

VY Canis Majoris is estimated to have a mass of around 25 times that of the sun.Estimates of the star's radius have proviously ranged up to 2,000 times than the sun , but it is how thought its radius is around 1,500 times that of the sun. If VY Canis Majoris was placed in the center of our solar system it would almost reach the orbit of Saturn.

VY Canis Majoris's temperature

VY Cans Majoris is estimated to have surface temperatures of around 3,200c ( 5,800F).

VY Canis Majoris's luminosity ( energy emitted)

Measurements of the star's luminosity was quite dramaticall, from around 250,000to500,000 times as luminous as the sun.

VY Canis Majoris statistics

Name of object: VY Canis Majoris, Also Known As : VY CMa

Distance From Earth : 3,900 to 5,000 light years.

Constellation : Canis Major.

Star Type : Red hypergiant-M class.

Mass : 20 to 40 x Sun.

Luminosity : 250,000 to 500,000 x Sun.

Diameter : approx 1.5 billion miles (2.4 billion km) - 1,750 X Sun.

Temperature : approx 3,200c ( 5,800F).

Age : approx 10 million years old.

Rotation Period : Unknown.