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Stars list 1

TermDefinition
nebula large cloud of gas and dust spread out in an immense volume
protostar a contracting cloud of gas and dust with enough mass to form a star
nuclear fusion the process by which atoms combine to form heavier atoms
neutron star the remains of high-mass stars. It may contain as much as 3 times the mass of the sun but be only about 25 kilometers in diameter, the size of a city. They are even smaller and denser than white dwarfs.
pulsar spinning neutron stars
black hole an object with gravity so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.
white dwarf the blue-white core of the star that is left behind cools and becomes a white dwarf
supernova this is a sudden explosion.It occurs when a star called a supergiant runs out of fuel.
mass the measure of the amount of matter in an object
density how much mass a substance has in a given space
Created by: MsKovalcik