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