The sun is not the roundest object in the universe anymore, this star is!

The gigantic star which has beat the sun, measures around a whopping 1.5 million km.

Updated: Nov 21, 2016, 00:38 AM IST
The sun is not the roundest object in the universe anymore, this star is!
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New Delhi: Which is the roundest figure in our solar system? It may seem like a trick question, but it isn't. It is in fact, one of the mysteries of the world outside ours.

Scientists have long since studied and researched on celestial bodies and planetary structures and have gained insight into unknown spheres of that world, one of them being that the sun is the roundest body in the solar system.

This fact has been believed as a word etched in stone for long, until now. Scientists recently spotted a new roundest-ever natural object belonging to the solar system, which nestles 5,000 light years away, beating the fiery solar body.

A team of astrophysicists found a new star – ‘Kepler 11145123’ which is almost double the size of the current title holder sun and has been flagged down Sun as the roundest object in nature, as per the TeCake.

The gigantic star which has beat the sun, measures around a whopping 1.5 million km.

After measuring Kepler 11145123, a team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research and the University of Göttingen, Germany, discovered its measurement to be almost double of the extension of the sun.

According to the reports published in the journal Science Advances, Sun revolves in each 27 days and has a 6.2 miles bigger radius at the equator than the poles; while for our planet Earth, this difference is 13 miles. But the new star ‘Kepler 11145123’ is a sluggishly revolving star which is almost double in size of the Sun and rotates three times slower in comparison to the Sun, the TeCake reported.