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Kierjohn

Stars bigger than UY Scuti?

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Kierjohn

Uy Scuti is generally seen as the biggest known star in the universe but what are the chances of there being stars that we haven't discovered yet in other galaxies such as the Andromeda galaxy etc that dwarf UY Scuti just like it dwarfs our sun?

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Black Monk

V358 Cassiopeiae may be larger than UY Scuti

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Sir Smoke aLot

When it's about their radius those are the largest. But in terms of mass there are many stars which simply dwarf these. UY Scuti is (by Wikipedia) 7 to 10 Solar masses. 

For comparison, Pismis 24-1 is (again, by Wikipedia) 74 Solar mass. There are many which are more massive than Pismis 24-1.

The universe is just fascinating, i know that you surely did ask about radius but i felt it's important to mention about star mass too :)

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