What is the biggest size a star can be?

What is the biggest size a star can be?

Short Answer: The accepted upper limit of a star’s mass is approximately 300 M (M = Solar Mass; 1 Solar Mass = the mass of the Sun), but the largest star recorded to date is named R136a1, measuring in at 265 M, giving it a total volume that is 27,000 times greater than our Sun.

How big is a very massive star?

Any star which is larger than eight solar masses during its regular main sequence lifetime is considered a massive star.

Is Uy scuti or Stephenson 2 18 bigger?

A quasi-star compared to many large stars (UY Scuti is not the largest star, and even Stephenson 2-18 is actually smaller than a Quasi Star but Quasi stars are hypothetical, so they are just ideas, and likely not existent).

What are the 5 sizes of stars?

What Are the Different Sizes of Stars?

  • Super Giant Stars. The stars known a Super Giants are luminous stars with a mass more than 10 times higher than that of our sun and have started to decay.
  • Giant Stars.
  • Main Sequence White Dwarf Stars.
  • Brown Dwarfs.

Can a star be too big?

Observations of giant star cluster suggest upper limit. We’ll never find a star larger than about 150 times the size of our Sun, according to observations of a star cluster at the centre of our Galaxy. But Figer found no stars larger than about 130 solar masses. …

What happens if a star gets too big?

If the star is large enough, it can go through a series of less-efficient nuclear reactions to produce internal heat. However, eventually these reactions will no longer generate sufficient heat to support the star agains its own gravity and the star will collapse.

Who is the biggest Sun or star?

The largest known star in the universe is UY Scuti, a hypergiant with a radius around 1,700 times larger than the sun. And it’s not alone in dwarfing Earth’s dominant star.

How did Stephenson 2/18 get so big?

Stephenson 2-18 is a red supergiant. It would have started as a very massive main sequence star, and become a supergiant after the end of core hydrogen burning. During shell burning, stars expand as they blow off gases into the envelope. This expansion creates red giants.

What star is larger than Stephenson 2-18?

Also catalogued as Stephenson 2-DFK 1 and RSGC2-18, it is the current record holder for the largest star known, with a size 2,150 times that of the Sun. The star is located at a distance of 18,900 light years from Earth….Stephenson 2-18.

Spectral class M6
Declination −06° 05′ 10.535778038″

Who is big Sun or star?

The Sun appears so large compared to the other stars because it is so much closer to us than any other star. The Sun is just an average sized star. For example, below is a list of some of the largest stars in our galaxy and how they compare to our Sun: Mu Cephi – about 1500 times the size of our sun.