giant star

noun

Definition of giant star 

: a star of great luminosity and of large mass

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Deuterium-rich stars would be larger, brighter, and redder than equivalent stars in our universe, resembling thered giant stars of our cosmos. Charles Q. Choi, Space.com, "Why Alternate Universes Might Also Host Life Around their Stars," 26 Sep. 2018 Which, again, is inconsistent with the fact that the giant star at the center of the η Carinae system is still there. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Just what’s happened to our neighborhood’s most violent star, η Carinae?," 6 Aug. 2018 At the bright center of the Tarantula Nebula is the giant star cluster NGC 2070, whose core holds some of the largest and most luminous stars humans have ever observed, according to a statement from ESO. Chelsea Gohd, Space.com, "A Tarantula and Seahorse Make Up These Dazzling Nebulas," 30 May 2018 Spotify isn’t going after giant stars who already have label deals, which would trigger all-out war with the labels. Peter Kafka, Recode, "Spotify is starting to compete with the music labels by signing direct deals with music acts," 8 June 2018 Different events are set to unfold nearly every day, including Tanabata, a traditional Japanese star festival that will bring giant star ornaments and paper cranes to the gardens on Saturday and Sunday. Philly.com, "University City Dining Days, Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's Landing, Movie night at Penn Treaty Park, and other great events in Philadelphia, July 6-13," 5 July 2018 So opposition for Mars (when Earth passes between Mars and the sun) occurs every two years and 50 days, and the planet’s brightness is determined by where the worlds’ orbits around the giant star align. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "This July, Mars will shine brighter than it has in 15 years — Here’s why," 12 June 2018 But because these objects are too stable to explode on their own, a companion star—be it another white dwarf, a star like our sun or even a giant star—must push them over the edge. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, "The Milky Way's Speediest Stars Could Solve a 50-Year-Old Mystery," 9 May 2018 For North Americans, the view will be particularly picturesque, as the lunar disc will slide dramatically close to the red eye of the bull, the giant star Aldebaran. National Geographic, "Spring Meteor Shower, and More Can't-Miss Sky Events in April," 1 Apr. 2018

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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