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A star whose brightness changes, either irregularly or regularly.
- ‘He discovered the mass-luminosity relationship for stars, he calculated the abundance of hydrogen, and he produced a theory to explain the pulsation of Cepheid variable stars.’
- ‘This type of system is called an eclipsing binary, or an eclipsing variable star.’
- ‘The study of variable stars, or just variables, as they are known - is extremely important for understanding the stellar life-cycle.’
- ‘They'll also be searching for storms on Mars and Jupiter, monitoring active galactic nuclei, and measuring variable stars.’
- ‘Cepheid variable stars tend to be extra bright.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.