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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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Daniel Bloedow
Daniel Bloedow at 01:13PM, Dec 2nd 2014.
Austin wrote:
Dave wrote:

God is big.

Lol, "God" is a fairy tale for people who are afraid of the dark.

your an **** from
alec at 11:39PM, Nov 26th 2014.
* Nebulae and Galaxies..Grammar..Never really my strong point
Dave at 01:16AM, Apr 29th 2014.
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!
Dave at 12:47AM, Apr 29th 2014.
Antonio Torres
First of all this is awesome, but god is the opiet of the people, just like Karl Marx said
Antonio Torres at 09:17PM, Jan 7th 2014.
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 09:53PM, Nov 18th 2013.
shaquondra atwater
god is awesome
shaquondra atwater at 10:21AM, May 3rd 2013.
shaquondra atwater
God can do many things

shaquondra atwater at 10:20AM, May 3rd 2013.
Dave wrote:
God is big.

Lol, "God" is a fairy tale for people who are afraid of the dark.
Austin at 07:53PM, Apr 19th 2013.
wow but i want to know how many pluto's would fit inside VY Canis Majoris
heyheyhey at 11:20AM, Apr 4th 2013.
Aubree Grant
so thats the biggest known star ehh. HOLLY COW THAT IS SO BIG!!
Aubree Grant at 07:39PM, Mar 20th 2013.
You need to fix the vid, but good facts :)
Braydee at 09:32PM, Apr 19th 2012.
Huge, just huge! Incomprehensible.
Andrew at 06:21PM, Apr 2nd 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 09:40PM, Feb 10th 2012.
woow this is intresting 70quadrilion ???? meen the universe is sooo gigantic ooooo. i wish i could fly to space right nw.....
taviol at 12:47PM, Jan 23rd 2012.
i cant c the vid anymore :'(
puppy2509 at 10:00PM, Dec 7th 2011.
wow....thts big O_o

puppy2509 at 09:59PM, Dec 7th 2011.
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 11:33AM, Nov 8th 2011.
i love stars! this websites kicks some (natty word)!
cdawg at 01:07PM, Sep 8th 2011.
L. Sky
L. Sky at 09:59PM, Aug 30th 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 02:46PM, Jun 4th 2011.
Whoa very big!!!
Bernadette at 03:33PM, May 9th 2011.
really i thought this was about Canis Major the constellation its nice and visible durring the winter
PK at 07:10PM, Mar 28th 2011.
thats amazing
ANTONIJA at 04:41AM, Nov 15th 2010.

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 06:46PM, Oct 13th 2010.

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