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blue giant
a blue giant is a star with a spectral type of O or B (thus being noticeably
blue in appears)
fun facts
Blue giants are extremely luminous,
reaching absolute magnitudes of -5, -6 and even higher.
A blue giant is a massive star that has exhausted the hydrogen
fuel in its core and left the main sequence. Blue giants have a
surface temperature of around 30,000‚ÄČK
Typically, giant stars have radii between 10 and 100 solar
radii and luminosities between 10 and 1,000 times that of the
so a massive star uses up all the hydrogen fuel. it
expands and becomes a red giant. and once the red
giant has used up all of that fuel it condenses into a
blue giant.
life cycle
there is a red ring around
the star of gas that is
being pushed away by
the radiation the
blue giant emits.
blue giants are very big
and compact so they
burn fuel very quickly.
They last about 10,000100,000 years. when
they explode they turn in
to super novas.
Most blue giants are found in O-B associations, large
collections of loosely bound young stars. Since they
are so hot (but not that dense), their life expectancy is
very short (in the order of tens or hundreds of million
years), and theories predict that most of them will
end their lives as supernovae