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What is the biggest star known?


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I am not sure that anyone knows for sure. It depends on what stage of the star's life. When a star has exhausted it fuel, it becomes a red giant. Beutelguese is an example of this size. Black holes are the collapsed core of large stars and none knows what is the heaviest of these. There are so many sta rs that we cannot be sure we have looked at all of them.

Samuel P Bowen



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