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8th Science U6 L2-3

A large celestial body that is composed of gas and that emits light; the sun is a typical star. Star
The brightness of a star as seen from Earth. Apparent magnitude
A measure of how bright a star would be if it were seen from a standard distance. Absolute magnitude
A large cloud of gas and dust in interstellar space; a region in space where stars are born. Nebula
A small, hot, dim star that is the leftover center of an old sunlike star. White dwarf
A gigantic explosion in which a massive star collapses and throws its outer layers into space. Supernova
A star that has collapsed under gravity to the point that the electrons and protons have smashed together to form neutrons. Neutron star
A graph that shows the relationship between a star’s surface temperature and absolute magnitude; Hertzsprung-Russell diagram H-R diagram
The location on the H-R diagram where most stars lie; it has a diagonal pattern from the lower right (low temp. and luminosity) to the upper left ( high temp. and luminosity). Main sequence
The actual brightness of an object such as a star. Luminosity
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