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Meaning of RR Lyrae star

RR Lyrae star

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  1. one of a group of pulsating variable stars found in the halo of the Milky Way, with periods between 1.2 and 30 hours; all have approximately the same luminosity and are therefore used for measuring distances. Also called
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