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What is the temperature of R136a1?

What is the temperature of R136a1?

50,000 K
R136a1/Surface temperature

What is the temperature of UY Scuti?

3,365 K
UY Scuti/Surface temperature

Is R136a1 bigger than UY Scuti?

Although R136a1 is the most massive known star, it is not the largest, since it only stretches about 30 times the radius of our sun. The largest known star is UY Scuti, a hypergiant with a radius somewhere around 1,700 times larger than the sun. Its mass, however, is only 30 times that of our nearest star.

What would happen if R136a1 went supernova?

Due to its massive size and intense luminosity R136a1 will burn out its fuel very quickly. Given its nature, it will inevitably become either a black hole or a neutron star after suffering a type lc core-collapse supernova. But because of its enormous mass, the most likely outcome is that it will become a black hole.

Is R136a1 a blue giant?

It’s only 30 times the sun’s mass, but has a radius more than 1,700 greater than the sun. Left to right: a red dwarf, the Sun, a blue dwarf, and R136a1. R136a1 is not the largest known star in terms of radius or volume, only in mass and luminosity.

How bright is R136a1?


Is UY Scuti hot?

The temperature on UY Scuti is estimated to be around 3,365 K. It is believed that UY Scuti has begun to fuse helium and will eventually go supernova.

Is UY Scuti in the Milky Way?

About UY Scuti The star lies near the center of the Milky Way, roughly 9,500 light-years away from Earth. Located within the constellation Scutum, UY Scuti is a hypergiant star.

Is R136a1 a neutron star?

The remnant from a type Ic core collapse supernova is either a neutron star or black hole, depending on the mass of the progenitor core. For a star as massive as R136a1, the remnant will very likely be a black hole instead of a neutron star.

Why is R136a1 blue?

R136a1 is the highest mass star known, but its high temperature results in a relatively modest radius of 35 solar radii, explaining its blue appearance (warm stars are yellow and cool stars are red).

What is the difference between R136a1 and UY Scuti?

R136a1 is most massive star but UY Scuti is the largest star. Why are they different? What is so fundamentally different between these starts that one is so heavy being so small, and other one is so large being relatively less massive. UY Scuti: 7-10 solar masses, 1700 solar radii. R136a1 : 265 solar masses, 28-35 solar radii.

Is R136a1 a large star?

R136a1 is a young star, yet it probably won’t grow as large as UY Scuti, because stars of such extreme mass are very unstable and short living. It is more likely that R136a1 will evolve over various stages to a Wolf-Rayet-star witha bipolar nebula surrounding it.

How many times more luminous is R136a1 than the Sun?

R136a1 is almost 9 million times more luminous than the Sun. R136a1 is a Wolf-Rayet-Hypergiant type of star, which is a rare heterogeneous type of stars with unusual spectra showing prominent broad emission lines of ionized helium and highly ionized nitrogen or carbon.

R136a1’s temperature is estimated to be around 53.000 K / 53.000 C / 95.000 F, or about 10 times hotter than the Sun. It has a diameter of about 30 million miles / 48 million kilometers – about 35 times bigger than our Sun. Estimates place R136a1 at around 1 million years old. It has a radius of about 15 million miles / 24 million kilometers.

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