What is the escape velocity for the star VY Canis Majoris?
If you accelerate to about 25000 miles per hour you will go fast enough to escape Earth’s gravitational pull. If you accelerate all the way up to 1381600 miles per hour you will go fast enough to escape the gravitational pull of our sun.
VY Canis Majoris is the largest sun/star known to man, at a massive 1.9 billion miles in diameter you could fit our entire planet inside of it about 11 quadrillion times over.
How fast would you need to go in order to escape it’s gravity?
Bonus Question: Is it possible for a star to be so big that you can’t escape it even at the speed of light? (without it turning in to a black hole)
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