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 In a cute mirror-selfie-style video posted Monday, the tennis great rocked one of 2½-year-old Alexis Olympia's summery wardrobe pieces: a white sleeveless top with a ruffled trim and red star print. Jen Juneau,, "Serena Williams Rocks 2½-Year-Old Daughter Olympia's Top, Jokes They're 'Wearing the Same Size'," 18 Aug. 2020 And just above the southern horizon lurks the heart of the scorpion, a red star named Antares. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, "This new book is a guide for you to explore the universe," 23 June 2020 There are plenty of healthy yellow and red stars hosting planets, not so unlike our solar system. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "Asteroids go to pieces when their host star dies," 12 Feb. 2020 Huge, red stars like Betelgeuse live fast and die violently, exploding in stellar events called supernovae that are visible across vast distances. National Geographic, "A giant star is acting strange, and astronomers are buzzing," 26 Dec. 2019 The gigantic red star Betelgeuse may have a dark secret in its past, according to scientists. Fox News, "Bright star Betelgeuse may have been a 'cannibal,' scientists say," 9 Jan. 2020 Some astronomers suspect the end may be near for this beloved red star. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "As Betelgeuse Dims, Scientists Wonder If We're Watching a Star Die," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of red star

1750, in the meaning defined above

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2 Sep 2020

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“Red star.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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