The Royal Astronomical Society has expected that a big burning gas ball, which is travelling in a neighbour galaxy may be the heaviest star found till date.
The Society has mentioned about the discovery of this biggest star in its monthly notices.
Astrophysicist Paul Crowthe has said that this star is heavier than all the previous stars and it might weigh equal to the 265 solar masses. They have expected that at the time of its formation, it might have weighed more than 320 solar masses
“If it replaces the Sun in our Solar System, it would outshine by as much as the Sun currently outshines the full Moon”, the astronomer told BBC News.
The star, named as R136a1, burns itself more than 10 million times of the Sun’s light.
This society also found that the surface temperature of many other stars was found to be more than seven times, when compared with that of the Sun.
The biggest star team found was at the center of a star group in the Tarantula Nebula. This cluster was a cloud of gas. This galaxy is 165,000 light years far from Earth’s Milky Way.
The team of astronomers was using some new combinations through a huge telescope facility in Chile when they found this new star.