The Short, Violent Life of a Red Hypergiant Star –‘Monster VY Canis Majoris is Like Betelgeuse on Steroids’

  VY Canis Majoris, one of the largest known stars in the Milky Way and 300,000 times brighter than our Sun, “is behaving a lot like Betelgeuse on steroids,” said astrophysicist Roberta Humphreys at the University of Minnesota. VY Canis Majoris is a seething bright red supergiant star in the constellation Orion that dramatically dimmed … Continue reading The Short, Violent Life of a Red Hypergiant Star –‘Monster VY Canis Majoris is Like Betelgeuse on Steroids’