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Super-sized stars found

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KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Scientists have discovered five supersize stars in other galaxies on a par with the monstrous stellar system in our own Milky Way.

Eta Carinae is the brightest and most massive star system within 10,000 light-years of us.

The binary system outshines our own sun by five million times.

But at the American Astronomical Society’s annual meeting Wednesday, Rubab Khan, a researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Center in Maryland, reported on the discovery of five “Eta twins.”

Khan said the discovery will shed light on the evolution of these stellar heavyweights.

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