giant star

noun

Definition of giant star

: a star of great luminosity and of large mass

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Another possibility is that the event was created by a neutron star, the core of a giant star that collapsed in on itself during a supernova. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Astronomers Puzzle Over Short-Lived Glowing Green Light Bursts," 6 Sep. 2019 Arcturus is a bloated orange super giant star more than 25 times the diameter of our sun. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, "Sky Watch: Let the Big Dipper be your guide for more stargazing," 9 June 2019 This suggests that this extrasolar system formed from a cloud of material that was enriched by a supernova, or the death of a giant star called an asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star, the researchers said. Samantha Mathewson, Space.com, "Weird Stuff Swirls in Air of Huge, Puffy Alien Planet," 26 June 2018 Imaging of the complex nebula that surrounds η Carinae has revealed that a giant star had ejected roughly 10 times the Sun's mass worth of material into its surroundings during what's now known as the Great Eruption. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Just what’s happened to our neighborhood’s most violent star, η Carinae?," 6 Aug. 2018 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

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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