Astronomy - Planets, Stars and the Cosmos by Heather Couper;Nigel Henbest

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The energy of a star The energy produced by fusion in a hydrogen bomb explosion would fuel a star only the smallest fraction of a second. for The energy generated inside a star's core by the same fusion process begins as powerful penetrating and gamma rays), and finally escapes into space as less harmful light and heat coming from the star's radiation (X rays photosphere. 30 Types of stars Astronomers classify stars by their color, which is a guide to their surface temperature. The color sequence (from hottest coolest) runs from (blue -white), B (white), F and (yellow), to K to O stars A stars and G stars stars (orange) M stars (red).

Our Sun takes about 250 million years to complete one orbit. The Galaxy's central bulge (the nucleus) is made up of relatively old stars, but the surrounding disk is young and active. In the outcurving spiral arms, where the crowding of stars and gas is at its greatest, supernova explosions and gravitational effects trigger star formation - so the arms are studded with glowing nebulae where stars have just been born, and by other hot, relatively short-lived residents - open star clusters and blue supergiant stars.

180° The Southern polar chart 29 e Lives of Star: long an averlife, but then they will eventually die. Our Sun age star - has lived for 5 billion years already and still has about 5 billion years to go. But we can see other stars at different stages of their development, and so we can Stars are not unchanging; they are born, will live a piece together the story of a star's lifetime. The raw material of stars is the gas and dust spread extremely thinly throughout our Galaxy. But in places it is clumped into dense, dark clouds.

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