Stars, our Friends in the Universe

8/2/01


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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

Sun Facts

Star Power

Star Power

Features of a Main Sequence Star

Regions of a Main Sequence Star

Regions of a Main Sequence Star

Regions of a Main Sequence Star

Sunspot and Convection Cells

Solar Chromosphere

Solar Corona

Eruptions on the Sun

Solar Flares

Coronal Mass Ejections

Coronal Mass Ejections

Letís Take a Break

How Stars Die

Red Giants and Supergiants

Planetary Nebulae

White Dwarf Stars

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

Author: Lynn Cominsky

Email: laura.whitlock@sonoma.edu

Home Page: http://perry.sonoma.edu/~whitlock