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Discovery of largest, brightest star ever

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

(WFLX) - A group of astronomers believe they've discovered the largest and brightest star ever.

The star, R136A1, is believed to have a mass about 265 times that of the Sun.

The star, which is more than 165,000 light years away, was identified using a combination of new observations at a telescope facility in Chile and data previously gathered with the Hubble space telescope.

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