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. [ [http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/L/latetype.html late-type star] , David Darling, entry in "The Internet Encyclopedia of Science". Accessed on line October 14, 2007.]

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