VLT spots largest yellow hypergiant star

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI), Olivier Chesneau (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice, France) and an international team of collaborators have found that the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171 A is absolutely huge — 1300 times the diameter of the Sun and much bigger than was expected.

Colliding galaxies create largest-known spiral

Astronomers have established that the spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 - first discovered decades ago - is the largest-known spiral galaxy.

Apple becomes world's largest-ever company

Apple's become the most valuable company of all time, after its shares rose 2.6 percent yesterday to reach $665.15.

Colliding galaxies create 'the fat one'

Astronomers say they've detected the largest galaxy yet seen in the distant universe, more than seven billion light years from Earth.

LG to show off world's largest OLED panel

LG Display says it's created the world's largest OLED TV panel, at 55 inches, and plans to show it at CES next month.

Biggest cloud of water in universe discovered

Astronomers have found an enormous cloud of water - containing 140 trillion times as much as is found on Earth - floating around a distant quasar.

China is now the world's second largest economy

The People's Republic of China - also known as Zhōngguó - has eclipsed Japan and is now the world's second largest economy.