Astronomers Witness Birth of the Milky Way’s Most Massive Star (VIDEO)

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July 11 2013 8:15 AM

Astronomers Witness Birth of the Milky Way’s Most Massive Star (VIDEO)

The protostellar mass is so great it could yield a star 100 times the mass of our sun and shine up to 1 million times brighter.

Correction, July 11, 2013: This post originally stated that the core of a huge gas cloud in the Milky Way could create a star 500 times the sun’s mass. The star or stars it creates could be about 100 times the sun’s mass.