Overview

giant star


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A very large star that is highly luminous. Lying above the main sequence on a Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, giant stars represent a late stage in stellar evolution. See also red giant; supergiant.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.