helium stars

helium stars

[′hē·lē·əm ¦stärz]
(astronomy)
The class B stars.
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It is thought that the progenitors are either massive helium stars or a type of very large, very hot stars known as Wolf Rayet stars.
The stellar classes discussed in detail at the conference include R Coronae Borealis stars, extreme helium stars, Wolf-Rayet central stars of planetary nebulae, white dwarfs, and helium-rich subdwarf O and B stars.