R136a1, the most massive known star, is located in the center of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

The universe’s most large identified star simply bought its finest ever close-up, and it reveals the star could be smaller than astronomers beforehand thought.

Astronomers utilizing the Gemini South telescope in Chile photographed the star R136a1, which is situated about 160,000 light-years from Earth within the heart of the Tarantula Nebula within the Large Magellanic Cloud — a dwarf companion galaxy of the Milky Way. Their observations present that the enormous star (and others prefer it) is probably not as large as beforehand thought. 

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