SHOOT­ING STAR – The Wester­lund 1 Star Clus­ter

Science Illustrated - - SCIENCE UPDATE -

HUGE STAR HID­ING IN STAR CLUS­TER // 1,500 times larger than the Sun. If the huge star in the Wester­lund I star clus­ter were placed in the mid­dle of the So­lar Sys­tem, it would reach fur­ther than Jupiter’s or­bit. On the other hand, the star, which is 3 mil­lion years old, is much younger than our 4.6-bil­lion-year-old Sun.

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