infrared star

infrared star

[¦in·frə¦red ¦stär]
(astrophysics)
A star that emits a large amount of radiant energy in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
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Benjamin (University of Wisconsin, Whitewater) reviewed the Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared star catalog, the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (Glimpse), to study how certain types of stars are grouped together.
More serious exception may be taken to highlighting objects, such as infrared star clusters or primordial galaxies, that can't be seen in Fujii's photographs, much less in a common telescope.
The Pistol Nebula is lit up by the intense ultraviolet radiation from the nearby Quintuplet Cluster, which gets its name from the five enshrouded infrared stars that were originally seen here.

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