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Do Large Stars Possess Correspondingly Large Planets?

3 Mar 2015, 13:07 UTC
Do Large Stars Possess Correspondingly Large Planets?
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Question: If VY Canis Majoris has a Solar System, would the planets be star-sized and the moons planet sized? – Monte
Answer: With a mass of about 30 times that of our Sun, VY Canis Majoris is one of the largest stars known. The size of a star, though, does not necessarily correlate with the size of the planets that might form around that star. It is equally possible to find small planets orbiting large stars as it is to find large planets orbiting small stars.
Jeff Mangum

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