giant star


Definition of giant star

: a star of great luminosity and of large mass

Examples of giant star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the nearby giant star exploded, high-energy particles blasted the nebula, causing pockets of matter and gas to collapse. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 15 Apr. 2022 Astronomers capture 'very violent' death of a giant star. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2022 There’s a reason the Cowboys’ logo is a giant star. Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2021 About 34 light-years from the Sun, Pollux is the closest giant star to our Sun. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 This companion is likely surrounded by a disk of material that cloaks the giant star, causing the blinking pattern witnessed by astronomers. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 11 June 2021 More than 25,000 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius in a dense region of the Milky Way, VVV-WIT-08 is a cool giant star about 100 times larger than the Sun. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 18 June 2021 The team has a hunch that a large object, orbiting the giant star, obscured our view of it briefly — but the nature of the occulting object is uncertain. Todd Nelson, Star Tribune, 12 June 2021 At first, the researchers speculated that an unknown dark object passed in front of the giant star, but that would only be possible if there were a large number of these objects in the galaxy, which is unlikely. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 11 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of giant star

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of giant star was in 1912

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20 Apr 2022

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“Giant star.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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