Ageing star's weight loss secret revealed: Giant VY Canis Majoris is shedding super-sized dust particles as it prepares to die

November 25, 2015 5:21 PM

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Ageing star's weight loss secret revealed: Giant VY Canis Majoris is shedding super-sized dust particles as it prepares to die

It is around 30 to 40 times the mass of our sun and in general it is one of the largest and brightest stars ever found.

Presently, Canis is going through the last phases of its life, exaggeratedly bloating as it gets ready to go out with a bang as a supernova.

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