Stars, our Friends in the Universe

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Table of Contents

Stars, our Friends in the Universe

The Nearest Stars

The Solar Neighborhood

What are stars?

What is a star?

Life Cycles of Massive (> 8 Suns) Stars

Life Cycles of Stars

Classifying Stars

Classes of Stars

How stars are born

How stars are born

Main Sequence Stars

Properties of Stars

Properties of Stars

Brightness

Red Giants and Supergiants

How stars die

White dwarf stars

Planetary nebulae

Supernovae

Three views of a Supernova

Neutron Stars

Cas A

Binary star systems

X-ray Binary

Pulsars

Crab nebula

Crab nebula

Crab nebula

Crab nebula and pulsar

Black Holes

Some Other Stellar Types and Groups

Variable stars

Cepheid variables

Open Star Clusters

Globular Star Clusters

Pleiades Star Cluster

Light-years

Web Resources

Distances to Stars

Calculating Parallax

Parallax

Author: Lynn Cominsky

Email: laura.whitlock@sonoma.edu

Home Page: perry.sonoma.edu/nbsp