Luminous blue variable stars

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Term: Luminous blue variable stars

A high-luminosity variable star, which represents a transition phase in the life of a massive star when it evolves off the main sequence to become a supernova. Only about a dozen confirmed luminous blue variable stars are presently known in our Galaxy.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan