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.
Astronomers have established that the spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 - first discovered decades ago - is the largest-known spiral galaxy.
Apple's become the most valuable company of all time, after its shares rose 2.6 percent yesterday to reach $665.15.
Astronomers say they've detected the largest galaxy yet seen in the distant universe, more than seven billion light years from Earth.
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.
Astronomers have found an enormous cloud of water - containing 140 trillion times as much as is found on Earth - floating around a distant quasar.
The People's Republic of China - also known as Zhōngguó - has eclipsed Japan and is now the world's second largest economy.