Of stars

Of stars

(oh-eff ) Young massive O stars that show selectively enhanced emission lines of ionized helium (He II) and nitrogen (N III) in addition to a well-developed absorption spectrum. The emission lines arise in an unstable atmosphere that is being lost from the star. Of stars are the hottest, most luminous, and probably the most massive stars in the Galaxy: the record holder is HD 93129A, near Eta Carinae, with a temperature of 50 000 K, a luminosity of 3 million Suns, and a mass of probably 120 solar masses (see also supermassive stars). Of stars are thought to be the evolutionary precursors of Wolf-Rayet stars.
References in classic literature ?
Just as a photographic plate receives a different impression of a cluster of stars when a telescope is part of the intervening medium, so a brain receives a different impression when an eye and an optic nerve are part of the intervening medium.
Levin listened to the monotonous drip from the lime trees in the garden, and looked at the triangle of stars he knew so well, and the Milky Way with its branches that ran through its midst.
Among these 5,000 nebulae there is one which has received the name of the Milky Way, and which contains eighteen millions of stars, each of which has become the center of a solar world.
Hosts of stars are visible to-night, though their brilliancy is eclipsed by the splendour of the moon.
Since 1999, the astronomers have been monitoring hundreds of stars, looking for motions indicating that some might lie close to the solar system.
SIM will measure the changing position of stars as they're pulled by companion planets.
The dust absorbs the visible light of stars, even those as bright as the one just identified.
In many cases, the stellar pair kicks away the new dwarf but doesn't give the body enough oomph to escape a surrounding cluster of stars.
As astronomers work to solve the puzzle of V838 Monocerotis, they're applying their breadth of knowledge about the evolution of stars, and they're confronting what they still don't understand about stars and how they erupt.
The new data show out that the material that absorbs radiation is unevenly distributed in the atmospheres of stars.
Massive stars not only have a strong influence on their surroundings but also are considered the first type of stars that formed in the universe.