Astrophysics (index)

Radio Star

(Stellar Radio Source, Radio Source Star)
(star emitting much radio)

A Radio Star (Stellar Radio Source or Radio Source Star) is a star that emits a lot of Radio, either constant or pulsed. Different kinds of stars fit this criteria, including Pulsars, and Rotating Radio Transients, which are also a type of Neutron Star.

Late-type stars may also produce Masers. The Sun produces some radio waves but not enough to be considered a Radio Star.

Quasars are not stars, thus a Quasar radio source is not a radio star.

(star type,radio)