O-type star

O-type star

[′ō ¦tīp ′stär]
(astronomy)
A spectral-type classification in the Draper catalog of stars; a star having spectral type O; a very hot, blue star in which the spectral lines of ionized helium are prominent.
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Chris Evans (Royal Observatory, Edinburgh) and colleagues found that VFTS 016 emits one of the strongest stellar winds known for an O-type star, implying that it's roughly 90 solar masses.
An O-type star, on the other hand, lives a short life that ends in an explosive supernova.
1 light-years (about 600 billion miles) of an O-type star are doomed to have their cocoons of dust and gas stripped away in just a few millions years, much faster than planets are able to form.
It has a spectroscopic companion, an O-type star, orbiting in 33 days.
Andres Guzman (University of Chile and HarvardSmithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and colleagues took a closer look at another protostar, the future O-type star dubbed G345.
1 light-year (about 600 billion miles) of an O-type star are doomed to have their cocoons of dust and gas stripped away in just a few millions years, much faster than planets are able to form.
Its spectral fingerprints match those of an evolved O-type star, the duo reported in the April 20th Astrophysical Journal.
Also known as Naos, Zeta is an exceptionally hot O-type star with a surface temperature of about 42,000[degrees]C (75,000 [degrees]F) and an estimated distance of 1,400 light-years.
The bluish star that dominates this narrowband image (to the north, or upper right, of center) is S Monocerotis, a variable O-type star.
The brighter star itself, however, turns out to be a binary that we can't resolve through our telescopes--if we could, we would see a hot O-type star and a Wolf-Rayet star.
It's a binary system in which a hot O-type star orbits the hotter, more luminous Wolf-Rayet primary.
An O-type star at 30,000 [degrees] K would peak at 0.