What is another word for giant star?

10 synonyms found


[ d͡ʒˈa͡ɪənt stˈɑː], [ d‍ʒˈa‍ɪənt stˈɑː], [ dʒ_ˈaɪ_ə_n_t s_t_ˈɑː]

A giant star is a massive celestial object that has exhausted its core hydrogen fuel and expanded dramatically. It radiates copious amounts of light and heat that can be spotted by astronomers from Earth. However, there are several synonyms for the term 'giant star' that can add a bit of variety and make astrophysics more interesting. Some of these synonyms include red giant, supergiant, luminous giant, and bright giant. Red giants have a reddish tint due to their low surface temperature while supergiants are even larger and more luminous. Luminous giants emit a powerful burst of light, and bright giants are, as their name suggests, very bright and easily visible in the night sky.

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How to use "Giant star" in context?

The largest and most massive stars are called giant stars. These stars are much bigger and heavier than the average stars. They are also older and have spent more time in the H-R diagram, the region in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram that shows the evolutionary path of stars. Giant stars are very different from the smaller stars in our galaxy.

Giant stars are about 100 times the mass of the Sun. They average about 500 times the diameter of the Sun. Giant stars can be as much as 1000 times more luminous than the Sun. Their lives are very short, lasting only 10 to 100 times the lifetime of the Sun.

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