blue supergiant


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blue supergiant

n.
A supergiant star with surface temperature ranging from 10,000 to 40,000 kelvin (17,540° to 71,540° F), making the star appear blue-white.
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For the first time, researchers have been able to 'see' beneath the opaque surface of blue supergiants. "The discovery of waves in so many blue supergiant stars was a eureka moment," says postdoctoral researcher Dominic Bowman who is the corresponding author for this study: "The flicker in these stars had been there all along, we only had to wait for modern space telescopes to be able to observe them.
The star itself is a blue supergiant much bigger, brighter, and hotter than the Sun.
"We were able to establish that Icarus is a blue supergiant star, a type of star that is much bigger, more massive, hotter and possibly thousands of times brighter than the sun.
The B-type blue supergiant star, hundreds or even thousands of times brighter than the sun, was discovered in Hubble Space Telescope images taken over the course of a year between April 2016 and 2017.
Washington, July 12 ( ANI ): XMM-Newton observatory has helped scientists to discover how the Universe's first stars ended their lives in giant explosions from the recent detection of a gamma-ray burst from a massive blue supergiant.
Abstract The unexpected discovery of pulsational frequencies in the light variations of the blue supergiant HD 163899 (B2 Ib/II) has prompted a few groups to re-analysis of pulsational stability in models after Terminal Age Main Sequence (TAMS).
We briefly discuss three blue supergiant (BSG) properties that are or could be relevant for the sgB[e]: evolutionary phase indicators, rotational velocities, and evidence for dust production.
The belt, which looks like three simple kindred stars cinching the midsection, actually consists of a two-star system, a distant blue supergiant, and a triple star - lined up from our vantage point just by chance.
It consists of a blue supergiant star and a cool star.
Before he sold his company to the big blue supergiant in 2004, Aubrey Chernick, the founder and former CEO of Candle Software, is reported to have repeatedly told friends he would sell his company to anyone except IBM.