Blue Giant
Blue Straggler
Image from Steve Bowers
A Blue Straggler, one particular type of blue star
A huge, very hot, very luminous, blue post-main-sequence star; spectral type O or B. These rare, extremely hot stars burn helium. and are very rare and very bright. Blue giants are at least 18 Sol or more in mass. Examples include Rigel and Regulus.
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 08 October 2001.