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In stellar classification, a late-type star is a star of class K or class M. The term was coined in the early 20th century, when there was a belief that stars began their history as early-type stars of class O, B, or A, and subsequently cooled to late-type stars.
- late-type star, David Darling, entry in The Internet Encyclopedia of Science. Accessed on line October 14, 2007.
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