How Great Is Our God!

Here is the latest star discovery, R136a1:

European astronomers have discovered the largest star yet on record; it is approximately 300 times the mass of our sun, beyond the previously accepted limit of 150 solar masses. Paul Crowther, professor of astrophysics at the University of Sheffield, led the team of researchers that discovered the star. The team used the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, and data archived from the Hubble Space Telescope. The newly discovered star, designated R136a1, was discovered in the R136 star cluster.” –WikiNews

A HUGE ball of brightly burning gas drifting through a neighbouring galaxy may be the heaviest star ever discovered – 265 times bigger than the Sun. Those behind the find say the star, called R136a1, may once have weighed as much as 320 solar masses.

Astrophysicist Paul Crowther said the obese star – twice as heavy as any previously discovered – has already slimmed down considerably over its lifetime.

In fact it’s burning itself off with such intensity that it shines with nearly 10 million times the luminosity of the Sun.” –News.Com.Au

Here is a video that helps you picture the size of our earth to our sun to the (previously) largest known star.

God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.”

Genesis 1:6

“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
What is man that You take thought of him,

And the son of man that You care for him?

Psalm 8:3-4


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