Radio Star

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radio star

[′rād·ē·ō ¦stär]
A discrete celestial radio source.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Radio Star


a source of cosmic radio radiation associated with a star in the Milky Way Galaxy. The sun is a typical normal radio star. All stars radiate in the radio band, although this radiation is usually of low intensity and is extremely difficult to detect because the, stars are so remote. Only radio radiation resulting, for example, from the explosion of red dwarfs or novas or explosions in binary or X-ray stars has been detected. Pulsars are a special group of starlike objects that emit radio waves. In the 1950’s all discrete sources of cosmic radio radiation were referred to as radio stars.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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