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Zooming in on the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171: This zoom sequence takes us from a wide view of the spectacular southern Milky Way into a closeup view of one of its biggest and rarest stars — the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171. This monster stars has a radius over 1300 times that of the Sun — it is one of the largest ten stars found so far. Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer have shown that it is actually a double star, with the companion in contact with the main star.Credit:ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: movetwo
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Artist’s impression of the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171: This artist’s animation shows the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171. This is a very rare type of star and only a dozen are known in our galaxy. Its size is over 1300 times that of the Sun — one of the ten biggest stars found so far. Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer have shown that it is actually a double star, with the companion in contact with the main star. Credit:ESO

VLT Spots Largest Yellow Hypergiant Star. Mix of new and old observations reveals exotic binary system WWW.GOODNEWS.WS
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