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Chapter 8 Section 3

Vocabulary Chapter 8 Section 3

pulsar a neutron star that produces radio waves
nebula a large amount of gas and dust in space spread out in an immense volume
protostar a contracting cloud of gas and dust; the earliest stage of a star's life
white dwarf the remaining hot core of a star after its outer layers have expanded and drifted out into space
supernova the explosion of a dying giant or supergiant star
neutron star a tiny star that remains after a super nova explosion
black hole the remains of an extremely massive star pulled into a small volume by the force of gravity
quasar a distant galaxy with a black hole at its center
Created by: bekah0515