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Stars vocab

Life chicle of a star

Nebula A could 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.
White dwarf The stars core continues to shrink and the surface heats up. Hot and dense core of a star.
Black dwarf A white dwarf which has cooled off.
Supergiant These have masses of 10 or more times the sun and luminosities from 30,000 to over a million times the sun
Supernova An explosion which rips apart a star near the end of its life
Neutron star An extremely small and dense star that is composed entirely of neutrons
Black hole A star with gravity so strong that even light is unable to escape.
Created by: 16VLoPinto