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VY Canis Majoris is the largest star known to man. It is a red Hypergiant, located in the Milky way and measuring between 1800 to 2100 solar radii. One Radius is equal to the current radius of the Sun and it is approximately 432,450 miles (695,500 kilometers). VY Canis Majoris is so large that if our Sun were replaced by it, its surface would extend to (or maybe even pass) the orbit of Saturn. In Earth terms it would take 70 000 000 000 000 000 (70 quadrillion) Earths to fill up the VY Canis Majoris.





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Antonio Torres
First of all this is awesome, but god is the opiet of the people, just like Karl Marx said
Antonio Torres at 03:17AM, Jan 8th 2014.
AnneMarie
And this is only what we can barely see within our own galaxy. Can you just imagine what else God has created? Mind-boggling!
AnneMarie at 03:53AM, Nov 19th 2013.
shaquondra atwater
god is awesome
shaquondra atwater at 04:21PM, May 3rd 2013.
shaquondra atwater
God can do many things



shaquondra atwater at 04:20PM, May 3rd 2013.
Austin
Dave wrote:
God is big.


Lol, "God" is a fairy tale for people who are afraid of the dark.
Austin at 01:53AM, Apr 20th 2013.
heyheyhey
wow but i want to know how many pluto's would fit inside VY Canis Majoris
heyheyhey at 05:20PM, Apr 4th 2013.
Aubree Grant
so thats the biggest known star ehh. HOLLY COW THAT IS SO BIG!!
Aubree Grant at 12:39AM, Mar 21st 2013.
Braydee
You need to fix the vid, but good facts :)
Braydee at 03:32AM, Apr 20th 2012.
Andrew
Huge, just huge! Incomprehensible.
Andrew at 12:21AM, Apr 3rd 2012.
Mango Grape
I feel so tiny. And you know what is the bad thing? Im in 5th grade and a 1st grader is taler than me. So i feel smaller than anyone else. I wonder if after us their is another universe. OMG! We know more about space than the ocean. I love SCIENCE! By space. I always waste 5 pages writting about planets. Well gotta finish looking for more facts about are Universe and Galaxy.
P.S. Im miss so much Pluto. We were never enemies. :(
Mango Grape at 03:40AM, Feb 11th 2012.
taviol
woow this is intresting 70quadrilion ???? meen the universe is sooo gigantic ooooo. i wish i could fly to space right nw.....
taviol at 06:47PM, Jan 23rd 2012.
puppy2509
i cant c the vid anymore :'(
puppy2509 at 04:00AM, Dec 8th 2011.
puppy2509
wow....thts big O_o

puppy2509 at 03:59AM, Dec 8th 2011.
asim
I liked the facts given about canis and the i think Einstein was right he said the universe will extend for ever {asim jan from khuzdar }[03312293011]
asim at 05:33PM, Nov 8th 2011.
cdawg
i love stars! this websites kicks some (natty word)!
cdawg at 07:07PM, Sep 8th 2011.
L. Sky
http://youtu.be/hhYXtZJPHr8
L. Sky at 03:59AM, Aug 31st 2011.
John Featherlin
If you walked non-stop at 3 mph, it would take...

1 year to walk around the earth
103.25 years to walk around the sun.
227,429 years to walk around VY Canis Majoris

If you flew non-stop in a Boeing 747 (550 mph), it would take...

2 days to fly around the earth.
6 1/2 months (206 days) to fly around the sun.
1,241 years to fly around VY Canis Majoris

If you flew non-stop at mach 3.2 in a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (2194 mph), it would take...

11 hours to fly around the earth.
52 days to fly around the sun.
311 years to fly around VY Canis Majoris

The above calculations are based on the following:
- Circumference of earth = 24,902 miles
- Circumference of sun = 2,713,406 miles
- Diameter of VY Canis Majoris = 3.63 billion kilometers (per Wikipedia) = diameter of 1,902,484,472 Miles = cirumference of 5,976,831,241 Miles




John Featherlin at 08:46PM, Jun 4th 2011.
Bernadette
Whoa very big!!!
Bernadette at 09:33PM, May 9th 2011.
PK
really i thought this was about Canis Major the constellation its nice and visible durring the winter
PK at 01:10AM, Mar 29th 2011.
ANTONIJA
thats amazing
ANTONIJA at 10:41AM, Nov 15th 2010.
Flow




Awww! Isn't it cute when dummies realize how dumb they are, and then try to say something funny to make themselves feel better? It's soooo cute!

You're kind of a dumbass for pointing out the obvious...
Flow at 12:46AM, Oct 14th 2010.
Dave
God is big.
Dave at 11:35PM, Sep 2nd 2010.
NataliesAMoron
Natalie wrote: #
Ohmigod r u serious. this info is sooo ****in useful!!! thx soo much. PEACE!!! Natalie out!!




Awww! Isn't it cute when dummies realize how dumb they are, and then try to say something funny to make themselves feel better? It's soooo cute!
NataliesAMoron at 02:46AM, Jul 20th 2010.
Ben
Ha! i think i love you natalie
Ben at 03:47AM, Feb 24th 2010.
Natalie
Ohmigod r u serious. this info is sooo ****in useful!!! thx soo much. PEACE!!! Natalie out!!
Natalie at 06:03PM, Jan 18th 2010.

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