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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

R136a1 is the most massive star known to Humans.


Mass : 265 Solar Masses (M☉)----
1 Solar Mass = 1.98892 X 10^30 kg


Radius : 35.4 Solar Radius (R☉)----
1 Solar Radius = 6.955 X 10^8 m


Luminosity : 8.7 X 10^6 Solar Luminosity (L☉)
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Surface Temperature about 50,000 K +/- 3000 K (49,726.85 °C)


Distance : 165,000 ly (Light-Years)
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Direction on the celestial sphere ----


(Right ascension) : 5h 38m 42.43s


(Declination) : −69° 06′ 02.2″
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Courtesy : A team of British astronomers led by Paul Crowther