Late-type star

Late-type star

In stellar classification, a late-type star is a star of class K or class M. The term was coined in the early 20th century, when there was a belief that stars began their history as early-type stars of class O, B, or A, and subsequently cooled to late-type stars. [ [ late-type star] , David Darling, entry in "The Internet Encyclopedia of Science". Accessed on line October 14, 2007.]


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