giant star


Definition of giant star 

: a star of great luminosity and of large mass

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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., "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 This model could theoretically apply to giant stars as well as small acts. Peter Kafka, Recode, "Spotify relies on the big labels for most of its music. It thinks that will change.," 3 Apr. 2018 For decades, scientists theorized that circling in the center of galaxies, including ours, were lots of stellar black holes , collapsed giant stars where the gravity is so strong even light doesn’t get out. Seth Borenstein,, "The center of the Milky Way is teeming with black holes," 4 Apr. 2018 Carballo-Rubio calculated the polarization of these particles can produce a surprising effect inside the powerful gravitational fields of dying giant stars—a field that repels instead of attracts. Charles Q. Choi, Scientific American, "Black Hole Pretenders Could Really Be Bizarre Quantum Stars," 16 Mar. 2018 Today, Billboard has announced the first round of panel discussions, featuring some giant stars. Nina Braca, Billboard, "Bad Bunny, Steve Aoki & More Announced as Panelists for Billboard Latin Music Week," 28 Feb. 2018

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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