Sunday, June 10, 2007
Two of the heaviest stars ever found have been identified. They are actually part of the same binary system in star cluster NGC 3603. Both break the previous record of 83 times the mass of the Sun. The heavier of the two is 114 solar masses, while it's partner is at 84 solar masses. The two belong to the southern part of the Milky Way, or the section that's more visible in the southern hemisphere.