Canis Majoris Facts

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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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  1. 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!

  2. 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…

  3. 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

  4. 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]

  5. 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. :(

  6. And this is only what we can barely see within our own galaxy. Can you just imagine what else God has created? Mind-boggling!

  7. could you imagine the gravity/size of the planets that revolve around those monsters or what species of life is living in their goldilocks locations. I hope we continue to improve our minds and tools to unlock the secrets that Nebulas and Galaxys have to offer and so much more. Science/math is Freakin Awesome!

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