Shimmering Stars seem tiny points of light, but in reality, they are huge. Astronomers do not know exactly how big can become a star, but in certain circumstances, it seems, they can be truly enormous. The nearest star – is, of course, the sun. It has a weight of about 2 million trillion trillion kilograms (two and thirty zeros after it). If the Earth were weighed as a paper clip, the Sun would weigh like a motorcycle Ural.
Although the sun is not so easy, and in fact the weight of a little above average. About 1% of the stars weigh eight times larger than the Sun, and the sheer handful of stars in the galaxy weighs as much as one or two hundred suns. Read the rest of this entry »