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.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Id:heic1807d
Release date:2 April 2018, 17:00
Related releases:heic1807
Duration:31 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:LS1
Type:Early Universe : Star : Spectral Type : B
Category:Stars

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