red giant


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red giant

n.
A low-mass star of great size and luminosity that has a relatively low surface temperature, giving it a reddish or orange hue.

red giant

n
(Celestial Objects) a giant star towards the end of its life, with a relatively low temperature of 2000–4000 K, that emits red light

red′ gi′ant


n.
a star in an intermediate stage of evolution, characterized by a large volume, low surface temperature, and reddish hue.

red giant

A star of great size and brightness that has a relatively low surface temperature, making it appear red. The sun will become a red giant in several billion years. See more at star. See Note at dwarf star.

red giant

A star 10–100 times the Sun’s size.
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Noun1.red giant - a large, old, luminous star; has a relatively low surface temperature and a diameter large relative to the sun
star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
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References in classic literature ?
In the little room but two could engage him at once, but so fiercely did his blade swing and so surely did he thrust that in a bare moment The Black Wolf lay dead upon the floor and the red giant, Shandy, was badly though not fatally wounded.
Ye ride after ME, varlet," cried Norman of Torn, "an' lest ye should forget again so soon who be thy master, take that, as a reminder," and he struck the red giant full upon the mouth with his clenched fist--so that the fellow tumbled heavily to the earth.
The phenomenon was observed by the ESA's (European Space Agency) Integral space observatory, which saw a red giant star revive its dead companion star with a flash of X-rays.
In the illustration, Massaad depicts a red giant flying squirrel, Taiwan macaque, Formosan wild boar, and a Reeves's muntjac.
Astronomers using ESOs Very Large Telescope have for the first time directly observed granulation patterns on the surface of a star outside the Solar System the ageing red giant ?
5 billion years, as the Sun swells into a red giant and goes on to become a white dwarf, the invisible plane in which all the major planets orbit will undergo radical alterations.
He finds himself sucked into the world of Red Giant comics, featuring such characters as Tesla and the demigods from Wayward Sons
Gordon elliott saddles two - de Plotting Shed and everyday everyhour - while the noel Meade-trained Red Giant, returning from a break, is on a hat-trick after wins at Wexford and Kilbeggan in June.
Our sun will one day balloon out to become a red giant star, wiping out Mercury and Venus and maybe Earth, before it becomes a white dwarf," lead author Boris GEnnsicke, an astronomer at the University of Warwick, told Space.
Caption: The ages of tens of thousands of red giant stars, charted here atop a map of the Milky Way, confirm that the galaxy grew outward.
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This makes the star expand and turn into a red giant.