How’s that going, anyway?

Astronomers recently discovered the largest star in the Universe. Called R136a1, it is about 265 times more massive than our Sun.  “To put this in perspective,” one scientists closely involved with the discovery explained, “it is the biggest ball of hot gas ever found in one place– even larger than the previous record set in the late 1990’s when leaders of the Republican party all gathered together to hammer out the ‘Contract With America.'”