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List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« on: August 09, 2009, 08:15:25 pm »
 Can you all supply me with the list of largest stars in the GS galaxy? It's a project, so I don't mind if I have to make one or two of them.





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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009, 08:17:26 pm »
Well, there was Akra, but it went supernova...

Does that count?
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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 08:27:43 pm »
How large was Akra compared to VY Canis Majoris, the largest star known to humans? If it's larger or the same size, then it can possibly make the top 10, possibly even top 5.



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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009, 08:57:16 pm »
Let me check on my virus-ridden computer...
K, well... erm... Apparently the term 'big' is lost on me...
What is the typical amount of of size increase does a star experience near it's death, proportionally?
Anyone know?
Canis is 864900000 miles in diameter
Akra was, at it's stable point, 22599837 miles in diameter.
Either Akra is really small, or Canis is reaaaaaaaaaaaally big.
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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2009, 09:02:36 pm »
Oh, sorry then. Akra just doesn't fit the bill.



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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009, 09:08:20 pm »
Akra is very roughly 1 40th the size of Canis. If the Sun is projected to double in size near it's end, Akra seems like it would be about two times (changed that) maybe, so 1/ 20th of Canis at it's best.
In theory.



Just why are you compiling this list?
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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 06:48:19 am »
My endless lust for knowledge.

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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009, 07:15:02 am »
The only good use I can find for this list is to tell spacers where not to go, because stars of that magnitude are extremely dangerous. Unbelievable solar flares wipe out any nearby life, and their lifespan is all too short, due to the fact that stars of that size(known as hypergiants) end their lives with a hypernova, which briefly outshines an entire galaxy and produces a black hole that shoots out two vast jets of deadly gamma rays upon birth. Fortunately, hypernovae only occur approximately once every 100 million years. I estimate that there are 50-60 naturally-occurring black holes in the galaxy. A better idea would be to compile a list of hypergiants, black holes and other dangerous phenomena and their locations in the galaxy.
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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009, 08:01:05 am »
The Gorrillan Phrigh's Homestar is very large but still far from going supernova. No clue on exact measurements.
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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2009, 09:25:37 am »
The Gorrillan Phrigh's Homestar is very large but still far from going supernova. No clue on exact measurements.
How large is The Phrigh homestar compared to Canis Majoris or VV Cephei, the largest star before Canis was proved to be larger?



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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2009, 11:19:52 am »
No clue. It is approximately 45 times larger than our sun.
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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2009, 12:12:39 pm »
Unfortunate. VV Cephei is over 1600 to 1900 times as large as the Sun. Better luck next time.





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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2009, 01:20:29 pm »
UM, LOL.  Big but tiny stars, XD

Get Akra on #1 until a larger comes, because it is the largest, I say.
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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2009, 04:35:23 pm »
Actually, the Phrigh are very lucky that they exist at all. The larger the star the longer the lifespan, so the long-lived red dwarfs are the most likely to support life because it has a longer chance to occur and evolve. A sentient race from a blue star is very unlikely, as blues are the largest and shortest-lived.
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Re: List of largest stars in the GS galaxy
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2009, 04:51:13 pm »
Actually, the Phrigh are very lucky that they exist at all. The larger the star the longer the lifespan, so the long-lived red dwarfs are the most likely to support life because it has a longer chance to occur and evolve. A sentient race from a blue star is very unlikely, as blues are the largest and shortest-lived.
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