Hypergiant Star Loses Rapidly Its Weight

By using the ESO’s Very Large Telescope, scientists have captured a hypergiant star known as VY Canis Majoris. Canis Majoris is one of the biggest stars in the Milky Way, which mass is 40 times larger than the Sun’s. The image reveals that the star is rapidly nearing its end, by shedding the mass of dust and gas, which amounts as 30 Earths a year.

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