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Astronomers have gotten their best look yet at the surface of a red giant star.
This red giant star some 642 light-years distant belongs to the great constellation Orion, the hunter, which dominates the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere.
The Saturn Nebula is located about 5,000 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius and was formed when a star about half the size of our own became a red giant and shed its outer layers in a violent explosion.
After that the sun will expand into a red giant, engulfing Mercury, Venus and possibly Earth.
The eight-million-year-old red giant is on the brink of star death, also known as going supernova.
That eye is really the red giant star Aldebaran, which sits 67 light-years from Earth.
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Definition of red giant for English Language Learners
astronomy : a very large star that has a reddish color
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