Astronomers reveal biggest stars yet seen

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Another interesting release:
Astronomers reveal biggest stars yet seen
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn5046
It just keeps getting weirder when you look far enough back. Modern theory is sometimes frighteningly accurate.
 

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80 solar masses compared to the previously known 60 solar masses... wow. Just wondering though, how can such a large star possibly form without undergoing fusion at an earlier stage?
 
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Andromeda321 said:
80 solar masses compared to the previously known 60 solar masses... wow. Just wondering though, how can such a large star possibly form without undergoing fusion at an earlier stage?
lack of heavier elements at the time?
 

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