The blue supergiant star LS1 (artist’s impression)



This short clip shows an animation of the B-type supergiant star LS1 which was discovered with the help of gravitational lensing. These stars are extremely luminous and blue in colour, with a surface temperature between 11 000 and 14 000 degrees Celsius; making them more than twice as hot as the Sun.

More information and download options: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1807d/

Credit:
ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

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