red star


Definition of red star

: a star having a very low surface temperature and a red color

Examples of red star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aldebaran is a bright red star, part of a V-shaped pattern that represents the Bull's Face. Todd Nelson, Star Tribune, 31 July 2021 In December 2019, astronomers noticed a strange, dramatic dimming in the light from Betelgeuse, a bright red star in the Orion constellation. Jennifer Ouellette, Wired, 18 June 2021 The left sleeve has a nod to the spot in the city where the north and south branches of the Chicago River meet, and the red star in the Cubs logo on the hat is a tribute to the city of the Chicago flag. Jared Wyllys, Forbes, 8 June 2021 There will be a bright red star seen in the night sky, not to be confused with the red planet, Mars. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 28 Feb. 2021 An as-yet unexplained radio signal appears to be coming from the direction of the star closest to the sun—a small red star roughly 4.2 light-years away called Proxima Centauri. Nadia Drake, Science, 18 Dec. 2020 Gray Star could be the red star of the U.S.S.R. drained to grayness by the cold of the north. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2020 And just above the southern horizon lurks the heart of the scorpion, a red star named Antares. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, 23 June 2020 There are plenty of healthy yellow and red stars hosting planets, not so unlike our solar system. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of red star

1750, in the meaning defined above

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22 Aug 2021

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“Red star.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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