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Star vocabulary

Vocabulary words for life cycle of a star

TermDefinition
Planetary nebula stage when gases are released by a red giant and a dense core remains
sun-like star a star approximately the mass of the sun
Helium this element is the result of fusion of hydrogen during the main sequence
neutron star end for a large size star
protostar when a star is born and fusion begins in the core
black hole remnant of a giant star
main sequence the phase in a star's life where hydrogen is fused to helium
red giant phase after a sun-like star's main sequence when fusion of helium takes place
black dwarf phase when a star is too cool to emit any more light and fusion is no longer occurring in the core
white dwarf light is emitted but the star is dead
nebula a cloud of dust and gas
gravity a pull force
galaxy a massive collection of stars, dust and gas held together by gravity
super red giant phase after the main sequence of a giant star
photon particle of light trying to escape the star's core
supernova explosion of a super-red giant which leads to higher temperature allowing for elements heavier than iron to form
betelgeuse one of the stars making up the constellation Orion
fusion process that takes place in the core of every 'living' star
blue star hottest stars and brightest star
red star coolest star that can have high or low luminosity depending on the phase of the star
Life Cycle of a Small Star Nebula, protostar, sun-like star, main sequence, red giant, planetary nebula, white dwarf
Life Cycle of a Large Star Nebula, protostar, large star, main sequence, super red giant, supernova, neutron star
Life Cycle of Giant star Nebula, protostar, giant star, main sequence, super red giant, supernova, black hole
Created by: nprincilus
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