The biggest star in the universe may be smaller than we think

R136a1, the most massive known star, is located in the center of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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The universe’s largest known star has gotten its best close-up yet, revealing that the star may be much smaller than astronomers previously thought.

Astronomers using the Gemini South telescope in Chile captured the image of the star R136a1It lies at its center, about 160,000 light years from Earth Tarantula Nebula into Large Magellanic Cloud — A dwarf companion galaxy of the Milky Way. Their observations suggest that the giant star (and others like it) may not be as massive as previously thought.

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