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Red dwarf and Sun

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Difference between Red dwarf and Sun

Red dwarf vs. Sun

A red dwarf (or M dwarf) is a small and relatively cool star on the main sequence, of M spectral type. The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.

Similarities between Red dwarf and Sun

Red dwarf and Sun have 29 things in common (in Unionpedia): Astronomical unit, Convection, Earth mass, Effective temperature, Galactic plane, Helium, Hydrogen, Jupiter, Kelvin, List of nearest stars and brown dwarfs, Luminosity, Main sequence, Metallicity, Milky Way, Neptune, Nuclear fusion, Opacity (optics), Proton–proton chain reaction, Proxima Centauri, Radiation, Red giant, Solar mass, Star, Stellar classification, Stellar evolution, Stellar population, Sun, Supernova, White dwarf.

Astronomical unit

The astronomical unit (symbol: au, ua, or AU) is a unit of length, roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun.

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Convection is the heat transfer due to bulk movement of molecules within fluids such as gases and liquids, including molten rock (rheid).

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Earth mass

Earth mass (where ⊕ is the standard astronomical symbol for planet Earth) is the unit of mass equal to that of Earth.

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Effective temperature

The effective temperature of a body such as a star or planet is the temperature of a black body that would emit the same total amount of electromagnetic radiation.

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Galactic plane

The galactic plane is the plane on which the majority of a disk-shaped galaxy's mass lies.

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Helium (from lit) is a chemical element with symbol He and atomic number 2.

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Hydrogen is a chemical element with symbol H and atomic number 1.

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Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System.

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The Kelvin scale is an absolute thermodynamic temperature scale using as its null point absolute zero, the temperature at which all thermal motion ceases in the classical description of thermodynamics.

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List of nearest stars and brown dwarfs

The following two lists include all the known stars and brown dwarfs that are within of the Sun, or were/will be within in the astronomically near past or future.

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In astronomy, luminosity is the total amount of energy emitted per unit of time by a star, galaxy, or other astronomical object.

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Main sequence

In astronomy, the main sequence is a continuous and distinctive band of stars that appear on plots of stellar color versus brightness.

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In astronomy, metallicity is used to describe the abundance of elements present in an object that are heavier than hydrogen or helium.

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Milky Way

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System.

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Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from the Sun in the Solar System.

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Nuclear fusion

In nuclear physics, nuclear fusion is a reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei come close enough to form one or more different atomic nuclei and subatomic particles (neutrons or protons).

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Opacity (optics)

Opacity is the measure of impenetrability to electromagnetic or other kinds of radiation, especially visible light.

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Proton–proton chain reaction

The proton–proton chain reaction is one of the two (known) sets of fusion reactions by which stars convert hydrogen to helium.

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Proxima Centauri

Proxima Centauri, or Alpha Centauri C, is a red dwarf, a small low-mass star, about from the Sun in the constellation of Centaurus.

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In physics, radiation is the emission or transmission of energy in the form of waves or particles through space or through a material medium.

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Red giant

A red giant is a luminous giant star of low or intermediate mass (roughly 0.3–8 solar masses) in a late phase of stellar evolution.

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Solar mass

The solar mass is a standard unit of mass in astronomy, equal to approximately.

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A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity.

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Stellar classification

In astronomy, stellar classification is the classification of stars based on their spectral characteristics.

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Stellar evolution

Stellar evolution is the process by which a star changes over the course of time.

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Stellar population

During 1944, Walter Baade categorized groups of stars within the Milky Way into bluer stars associated with the spiral arms and the general position of yellow stars near the central galactic bulge or within globular star clusters.

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The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.

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A supernova (plural: supernovae or supernovas, abbreviations: SN and SNe) is a transient astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a star's life, either a massive star or a white dwarf, whose destruction is marked by one final, titanic explosion.

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White dwarf

A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a stellar core remnant composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter.

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Red dwarf and Sun Comparison

Red dwarf has 78 relations, while Sun has 548. As they have in common 29, the Jaccard index is 4.63% = 29 / (78 + 548).


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