Glossary term: Giant Star
Description: A giant star is one which is significantly larger and brighter than most stars of its temperature type. The Sun, for instance, will be hundreds of times larger and brighter when it expands to become a red giant star. Stars become giants when they exhaust their hydrogen thermonuclear fuel and expand to use heavier elements as thermonuclear fuel. Examples include Arcturus, in Bootes, and Capella, in Auriga.Related Terms:
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