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S Doradus star




A massive, blue supergiant variable star, also known as a Hubble-Sandage variable or a luminous blue variable. S Doradus stars are the most luminous stars in the Galaxy and are easily identified in other nearby galaxies, including the Andromeda Galaxy and the Triangulum Galaxy. They are named after the prototype, S Doradus, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.


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   • TYPES OF STAR