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How would you define a star?

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Asked by shane baptist, 20 Apr '08 11:53 am
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A star is luminous body of gas, consists of mostly hydrogen and helium. A star generates light which makes it possible to see them with a telescope of through a naked eye. They also release energy from nuclear fission reactions in their core.


Answered by samron jude, 20 Apr '08 11:57 am

 
  
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A star is a massive, luminous ball of plasma. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun, which is the source of most of the energy on Earth. Other stars are visible in the night sky, when they are not outshone by the Sun. For most of its life, a star shines because thermonuclear fusion in its core releases energy that traverses the star's interior and then radiates into outer space. Almost all elements heavier than hydrogen and helium were created by fusion processes in stars.

Astronomers can determine the mass, age, chemical composition and many other properties of a star by observing its spectrum, luminosity and motion through space. The total mass of a star is the principal determinant in its evolution and eventual fate. Other characteristics of a star are determined by its evolutionary history, including the diameter, rotation, movement and temperature. A plot of the temperature of many stars against their luminosities, known as a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (HR diagram), allows the ...more
Answered by Naveen Nallusamy, 20 Apr '08 03:48 pm

 
  
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