a huge bright emission nebula located in the S hemisphere in the Large Magellanic Cloud
What word do scientists use to describe the most ginormous star ever discovered?If you find something that’s bigger than you thought was physically possible, how would you describe it? You start with what you already have, which is R136a1, the equivalent of a cosmic ZIP code. The R stands for Radcliffe Observatory, which located the star in the first place (long before anyone knew its immensity.) Massive isn’t the same thing as “big” in astronomy. Mass is roughly equivalent …
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