giant star

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giant star:

see red giantred giant,
star that is relatively cool but very luminous because of its great size. All normal stars are expected to pass eventually through a red-giant phase as a consequence of stellar evolution.
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giant star

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giant star

[¦jī·ənt ′stär]
(astronomy)
One of a class of stars that is 20 or 30 or more times larger than the sun and over 100 times more luminous.
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5) Mad White Giant, in which the young Allen ventures offto the wilds of the Amazon and overcomes his ignorance, endures tests of skill and courage, (6) surmounts many obstacles, and survives to return home, clearly fits into such a tradition.
Like Mungo Park, in a number of his journeys Allen loses all, or nearly all, his material possessions and is stranded alone in the jungle (Mad White Giant, Hunting the Gugu, Through Jaguar Eyes).
He is called Mad White Giant, although he encourages the various native peoples he runs into to call him by his preferred nickname Louco Benedito.
One example, in Mad White Giant, occurs when he and some of his native companions come across a group of white Brazilians:
13) After all, the reason that his Carib companions, Yepe and Pim, end up working for Brazilian miners, for example, is because Allen hired them to accompany him on his journey (Mad White Giant 202-203).
Think of Pen-y-Ghent, Great Whernside and Ingleborough, marching like white giants through clouds.
I really think that, as well as helping to ease the dangers of global warming, these white giants add a touch of class to any aspect.
And it is too much to demand that they be immaculate white giants.
With the new San Diego Zoo app, polar bear fans can watch these white giants dive and swim around their pool, lounge on the sandy "shore" of their summer tundra exhibit or sit on the rock outcroppings and munch on vegetables - their favorites are carrots.
If wind farms come, they'll blight their surroundings; tourists will stop coming; the recent trickle of young people returning to the countryside will dry up; and locals could pack up and go, their dreams crushed under whirring white giants.