Supergiant stars are among the types of stars massive enough to end their lives as supernovae, with a massive gravitational collapse and explosion that ejects large amounts of gas and solid matter with a considerable amount of energy, sometimes leaving a remnant of a neutron star or black hole within a nebula of ejected stellar mass.
Types of supergiants[edit | edit source]
Notable supergiant stars[edit | edit source]
Unnamed supergiant stars[edit | edit source]
In a distant corner of the galaxy, an unnamed supergiant star went supernova around the year 2230, leaving a neutron star remnant. At roughly the same time, Spock was born many light-years distant, on the planet Vulcan. (TOS novelization: Star Trek)
Connections[edit | edit source]
|By class and type||class O blue-violet star • class B blue star • class A blue-white star • class F white star (white dwarf) • class G yellow star (yellow dwarf • yellow giant) • class K orange star (orange giant) • class M red star (red dwarf • red giant) • green star • brown dwarf • N-type star • R-type star • S-type star • D-type star|
|By size or makeup||black hole/black star • carbon star • collapsar • dwarf star (brown dwarf • red dwarf • white dwarf • yellow dwarf) • giant star (blue giant • red giant • orange giant • yellow giant) • Lazarus star • microstar • neutron star (magnetar • pulsar) • protostar • supergiant star • variable star • white hole • Wolf-Rayet star|