S Doradus stars

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Term: S Doradus stars

A type of massive, blue supergiant, variable star, also known as a Hubble-Sandage variable or a Luminous Blue Variable (LBV). S Doradus stars are the most luminous stars in the Galaxy and are easily identified in other nearby galaxies. They are named after the prototype, S Doradus, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan