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Small Star the Size of Saturn Discovered

20 Jul 2017, 15:05 UTC
Small Star the Size of Saturn Discovered IoA/Amanda Smith
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How big are stars? They range in size from giants hundreds of times the size of our sun to tiddlers much smaller than our sun. A team of astronomers at the University of Cambridge recently announced the discovery of the smallest star ever to be detected. EBLM J0555-57Ab is roughly 600 light-years away and is about the size of the planet Saturn. As a reference point you can fit about 1600 Saturns inside our Sun, so EBLM J0555-57Ab is really a very small star indeed.

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