How all stars form

How all stars form

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  • All stars begin as Nebulae. Nebulae are floating clouds of gas in space. They are the birthplace of stars and planets.
  • Next, the developing star becomes a proplyd. A proplyd is the very beginnings of a star. The nebulae is pulled together by its own gravity and begins to heat up and condense.
  • Next, the proplyd turns into a protostar. This happens when the gravity of the previous cloud becomes greater, and causes the proplyd to spin and condense even further, and the protostar begins to perform nuclear fusion.
  • The protostar then forms into a main sequence star, of which the star will spend most of its life in a stable state. The star will then perform nuclear fusion for billions of years until its hydrogen resources are depleted.
  • In the last stages of the star, the medium sized stars will turn into a red giant, and the large sized stars will turn into red supergiants.
  • In the final stage, medium size stars will result in a white dwarf star, and the large stars will supernova and form into a black hole or neutron star.
  • Lastly, the supernova's from the large star's explosion is what creates the new nebulae, which will restart the cycle of the rebirth of stars
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