Massive Star Burns Brighter Than the Sun

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The most massive and brightest star known is 5 million to 40 million times more luminous than the Earth’s own sun, and about 150 times more massive.

Astronomer Stephen Eikenberry of the University of Florida said the star, known as LBV1806-20, is on the edge of a cluster of stars on the far side of the Milky Way, some 45,000 light-years from our solar system.