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What is the biggest star in the sky?
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Which star is the biggest star known?
The biggest star that we know of is a red hypergiant called: VY Canis Majoris at 2,100 times the size of our Sun. VY Canis Majoris is in the same constellation as Sirius (The Dog Star). The sun is the star with the largest apparent size because it is the closest. Sirius (The Dog Star) is a binary star and the brightest star in the sky, other than the sun.
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Which is the biggest star in night sky?
"Antares" is probably the largest star visible with the naked eye. However, the largest star may be "VY Canis Majoris" which is about twice as big as Antares, but is not visible with the naked eye. Estimating the radius of a star is not easy and there are a few other possible answers as to what the biggest star actually is. See related questions.