Super Stars in Our Solar System

Learn All About Stars

Intro

Learning about stars in our night sky can be really exciting. First, what is a star? A star is a massive, bright sphere of hot gases called plasma, which is held together by its own gravity. Stars unfortunately do not stay in our sky forever. Also, the biggest stars are usually the brightest, but their temperature may not be the hottest! Stars are fascinating sights in our night sky.

Types of Stars

Did you know that there are different types of stars? There are so many types of stars that come in different sizes. An average star is formed from clouds of gas called nebulae. Additionally, an average star's mass is between .5 and 8 solar masses. It will go through three life stages too. First, an average star will turn into a yellow dwarf, then a red giant, and finally it will become a white dwarf star. A giant star is when stars get bigger, and they take up more space. A white dwarf is a star that burned up all the hydrogen. Stars are very exciting.

Famous Stars

There are many famous stars in space. Not everyone knows that the sun is a star. The sun gives light and heat to all of the planets. In our galaxy , the sun is the center of the solar system. Did you know it makes up around 99.86% of the solar system's mass? That is almost the entire solar system's mass! Another famous star is a red giant. A red giant is a 1000 the volume of the sun, a large star and it is a late stage of evolving. Lastly a Sirius star, Sirius is a bright star in the Milky Way Galaxy. When you look at it with a telescope you can see spikes and rings around it. That is some of the famous stars.
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Life Cycle of Stars

Did you know that there are three ways stars evolve! Well there are! One way goes through an average star to a Red giant, then planetary to a white dwarf. Another way goes to a massive star, then a Red Super Giant to a Super Nova to a Neutron or Black Hole. These are the two ways stars evolve.

Fun Facts

  • The larger the star, the shorter the life.
  • Some stars are 600,000 times as bright as our Sun.
  • There are approximately 400 billion stars in the galaxy.
  • Very heavy stars that have gone Super Nova can actually turn into a Black Hole.
  • The most common star are red Dwarf.
  • The Sun produces energy to 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second.

Conclusion

As you can see there are a lot of stars in our Solar System. Even our sun is a sun. Our star the sun is about 4 billon years old. It will live for another 5 billon years. Plus, stars are everywhere! There are stars in the Milk Way and outer space. Stars go through different stages. AN average star goes through a Yellow draft to a Red giant to white draft Which is one way to evolve. Now you know a little bit more about stars.

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Glossary

  • fascinating= cool, amazing.
  • hydrogen= it is a chemical, it is a colorless and highly flammable gas.
  • approximately= about.
  • dense= closely compacted in substance.
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Jack D.

Fourth Grade Student