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Epsilon Aurigae, also called Maaz or Almaaz, is a yellow supergiant star forming part of the Auriga constellation.

It is orbited by a binary star which is surrounded by a thick dusk cloud. The dust cloud only creates infrared light.

The dust cloud was originally thought to be the largest star known, before it was later revealed to not be a star. The largest star was later found to be VY Canis Majoris, and even later, Stephenson 2-18.

Another theory says that the dusk cloud could be a black hole, but this theory is no longer believed in.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Almaaz para niños

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