Alternate Definitions for Pulsating variable stars

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Term: Pulsating variable stars

A type of variable star that changes its brightness by changing its volume through expansion and contraction. Classical pulsating stars, including Cepheids, RR Lyrae, and Delta Scuti variables, are located in a quite narrow almost vertical region in the H-R diagram, known as instability strip.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
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