Upon recently taking a state assessment test in the field of science, I was given the questions
“A-Which is hotter, an orange star or a blue star and why?”
"B-“Which is brighter, an orange star or a blue star and why?”
I think I understood why the blue star is hotter and explained as best as I could but I wasn’t sure if and why the blue star is Brighter. When I asked my science teacher after the test, he said that there were many ways to measure brightness or something like that.
So which is Brighter the blue star or the red star and why? As an aside, none of the students at my school were ever taught the mechanics of stars, making us think that that area of study has been neglected.