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How Long Does VY Canis Majoris Have Left?

  1. Sep 24, 2011 #1
    I read somewhere that the star is in its last stages of life, so is it true, that in its death throes, it ballooned up to the massive size? Or was it always that huge? Will we see the last events of the stars life, or will this take millions of years for it to finally burn out?
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    Nobody knows.
  4. Sep 25, 2011 #3


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    Millions of years, or maybe 2012. It is too distant to matter.
  5. Sep 25, 2011 #4
    It may have already died, we just have not seen it yet.
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