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Stars vocabulary

Stars vocab

Nebula A cloud of dust and gas in space.
Protostar Begins to form out of a nebula.
Main-sequence A star that is fusing hydrogen into helium, often called the "adult" form of a star.
Red giant A star that uses up the supply of hydrogen at its core and expands.
Planetary nebula As a red giant expands, it is no longer able to hold onto its outer layer of gas. This expanding layer of gas is called this.
White dwarf The star's core continues to shrink and the surface heats up. Hot and dense core of a star.
Black dwarf White dwarf which is cooled off.
Supergiant These have masses of 10 or more times the sun an luminosities from 30,000 to over a million times the sun.
Supernova An explosion which rips a star apart near the end of its life.
Neutron Star An extremely small and dense star apart near the end of its life.
Black hole A star with gravity so strong that even light is unable to escape.
Created by: 16VGargiulo