Red hypergiants

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The largest known star, XY Canis Majoris (right), compared with other known hypergiant stars, our own sun (yellow dot at left), and the orbits of Jupiter (red) and Neptune (blue), all to scale.

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    1. Hypergiants. That word alone spreads awesomeness. I could just walk into a lame washing salon and say “hypergiants”, suddenly it would be an awesome place.

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    2. Actually, that should say VY Canis Majoris. Teach me to post while drunk/at work.

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