red dwarf star


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red dwarf star

[′red ¦dwȯrf ′stär]
(astronomy)
A red star of low luminosity, so designated by E. Hertzsprung; dwarf stars are commonly those main-sequence stars fainter than an absolute magnitude of +1, and red dwarfs are the faintest and coolest of the dwarfs.
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It orbits a red dwarf star every 28 days and is at least 4.
The estimate, contained in a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature, is based on findings that there are many more red dwarf stars the most common star in the universe -- than once thought.
An exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth may be the new holder of the title best place to look for signs of life beyond the Solar System.
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In contrast, Fomalhaut C, also named LP 876-10, is a dim red dwarf star invisible without a telescope, and was only found to be part of the Fomalhaut system in October this year.
The planet, found by astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, is orbiting in the middle of the "habitable zone" of the red dwarf star Gliese 581, which means it could have water on its surface.
RED DWARF star Norman Lovett will be coming down to earth in Coventry tomorrow for a comedy special.
The red dwarf star Mira A, located 350 light-years from Earth, is famous for its wildly varying brightness, which changes by a factor of 1,000 during every 11-month cycle.
Good on the Red Dwarf star for risking life and limb for The Games, but now he's back on dry land and joins the Corrie cast as a new driver for Streetcars.
Red Dwarf star Craig Charles, 40, sneered: "He won't be my friend.
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