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George Observatory gets a boost from discovery of the universe's largest star

The sun is officially lame thanks to astrophysicist Paul Crowther from the University of Sheffield in northern England. Crowther recently discovered (he thinks) the universe's largest star using a very large telescope.
The very large telescope - which is the official name of the scientific instrument, only solidifying scientists' creativity or lack thereof - discovered the star around 165,000 light years away from earth's Milky Way. Much like the name of the telescope, the name of the star is pretty uninspired - R136a1.

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George Observatory Celebrates 8th Annual Astronomy Day On Saturday
Budding astronomers and skilled stargazers alike can enjoy Astronomy Day 2008 on Saturday at the George Observatory.
Located at Brazos Bend State Park, the observatory activities begin at 3 p.m. and continue through 10:30 p.m.

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