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Most Massive Star in the Universe - Deep Sky Videos

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Published on Jul 6, 2012

The most massive star observed (so far) is 100 million times heavier than Earth and has the unremarkable name of R136a1. It's found in the equally impressive but better-named Tarantula Nebula (aka 30 Doradus or NGC 2070).

Professor Paul Crowther is based at the University of Sheffield.

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