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blue supergiant




blue supergiant size comparison
Size comparison of a blue supergiant with the Sun, and the Sun with Jupiter. Image: © Mark A. Garlic, space-art.co.uk
A hot, massive, luminous star that is in an advanced post-main sequence stage of evolution. The best known example is Rigel. See supergiant for more details.


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