The brightest star in the sky – the star of R136a1

The R136a1 has a brightness of about 8.7 million times of sunlight. It is the brightest star known.…

The brightest star in the sky - the star of R136a1
The brightest star in the sky – the star of R136a1

The R136a1 has a brightness of about 8.7 million times of sunlight. It is the brightest star known. It radiates energy in five seconds equivalent to the energy emitted by the sun in one year. If it replaces the sun in our solar system, it will be 9700 times the sun’s luminosity.


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