Scheat

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noun Sche·at \ˈshē-ˌat\

Definition of Scheat

astronomy

  1. :  a red giant variable star of the second magnitude that is seen in the constellation of Pegasus The top one is named Scheat, from the Arabic for “shin.” It's an orange-red giant 200 light-years away, about 95 times larger than our sun and shining 300 times as brightly. — Alan M. MacRobert, Boston Globe, 5 Sept. 2009 —called also Beta Pegasi

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1707

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1707


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