U Geminorum stars

U Geminorum stars

(jem-ă-nor -ŭm, -noh -rŭm) See dwarf novae.
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U Geminorum stars

[′yü ‚jem·ə′nȯr·əm ‚stärz]
(astronomy)
A class of variable stars known as dwarf novae; their light curves resemble those of novae, with range brightness variations of about 4 magnitudes; examples are U Gemini and SS Cygni. Also known as SS Cygni stars.
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