VV Cephei

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VV Cephei A is the second largest star known in our galaxy; the largest is VY Canis Majoris.
The Sun compared to VV Cephei A.

VV Cephei is a binary star located in the Cepheus constellation. It consists of two stars.

VV Cephei A is the second largest star known. Its diameter is 1,900 times that of the Sun.[1] It is orbited by VV Cephei B, a small blue star. If VV Cephei A were placed in the center of our Solar System, its radius would reach past the orbit of Jupiter, almost to the orbit of Saturn. The star VY Canis Majoris is larger still.

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