- Dwarf star
The term dwarf star refers to a variety of distinct classes of stars.
- Dwarf star alone generally refers to any main sequence star, a star of luminosity class V.
- A blue dwarf is a low-mass star which is hypothesized to be the post-main sequence form of a red dwarf.
- A white dwarf is a star composed of electron-degenerate matter, thought to be the final stage in the evolution of stars not massive enough to undergo a Type II supernova—stars less massive than roughly 9 solar masses.
- A black dwarf refers to a white dwarf that has cooled sufficiently such that it no longer emits any visible light.
- A brown dwarf is a sub-stellar object not massive enough to ever fuse hydrogen into helium—less than about 0.08 solar masses.
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dwarf star — /ˈdwɔf sta/ (say dwawf stah) noun a star of relatively small volume and low luminosity, but often of high density … Australian English dictionary
white dwarf star — Any of a class of small, faint stars representing the end point of the evolution of stars without enough mass to become neutron stars or black holes. Named for the white colour of the first ones discovered, they actually occur in a variety of… … Universalium
red dwarf star — noun a small, old, relatively cool star; approximately 100 times the mass of Jupiter • Syn: ↑red dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑star • Hyponyms: ↑flare star … Useful english dictionary
white dwarf star — noun a faint star of enormous density • Syn: ↑white dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑star … Useful english dictionary
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