red white-dwarf star

red white-dwarf star

[′red ′wīt ¦dwȯrf ‚stär]
(astronomy)
A star type that is considered an anomaly; these are objects 10,000 times fainter than the sun, with surface temperature below 4000 K so that surface radiation has cooled the star at an unexpectedly rapid rate.
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