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Largest yellow star ever found in galaxy

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PARIS - Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy and say it is 1,300 times larger than our own yellow star, the sun. 

A European Southern Observatory photo shows the HR 5171, the brightest star just below the centre of this wide-field image, which is a yellow hypergiant, a very rare type of star with only a dozen known in our galaxy, March 10, 2014

The yellow hypergiant star HR 5171 A is also in the top-10 of the largest stars known and about one million times brighter than the sun, Olivier Chesneau, whose team made the discovery, said Wednesday.

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