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NASA: Largest Ever Star Found By Hubble Telescope

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The Hubble Telescope now has another feather in its cap, as it has discovered one of the most massive stars ever found.

Named R136a1, the star is located in a giant star cluster known as R136 in Magellanic Cloud.

NASA says the star, named R136a1, is almost 200 times larger than the Sun. This makes it the most prominent star ever observed.

Astronomers used Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 to capture the fantastic image.

They also used the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) to measure the UV resolution. The Tarantula Nebula contains the R136 star cluster.

What is the Tarantula Nebula, and how can it be used? The Tarantula Nebula, located at the center of the Large Magellanic Cloud, is a satellite galaxy in the Milky Way system. 

It has given rise to over 800,000 stars, some nearly 150 times larger than the Sun.

This makes Tarantula Nebula a popular observation spot for scientists and researchers alike.

NASA has also named the 30 Doradus the Tarantula Nebula due to its glowing filaments that resemble spider legs.

Because it can be seen with the naked eye in the Southern sky, the Nebula is unique.