How Big Can a Star Be?

Studying the densest known cluster of stars in our galaxy, the Arches cluster, astronomers determined that stars are not created any larger than about 150 times the mass of our Sun, or 150 solar masses.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and A. Feild (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0505c
Type:Chart
Release date:9 March 2005, 20:00
Size:1800 x 1360 px

About the Object

Name:Stars
Type:• Unspecified : Star
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