Pillars Of Creation

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The video we watched in lab, “Life and Death of a Star,” gave us incredible information regarding the life cycle of a star. There are billions of stars out there and in our galaxy, we have about four billion. Stars, which are ignited by the power of the atom, burning with light, heat and wrath, stars are anything but peaceful. They collide, devour each other, and explode in enormous supernovas. These “supernovas” are known to be the largest explosion in the universe. Throughout the video, we were given so much information about stars and with the help of some cutting-edge computer graphics, astronomers are now able to see so much more now compared to many years ago. Pillars of Creation was brought up, a photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula. This is about 6,500-7,000 light years away from Earth. Eagle Nebula is known to be a young open cluster in the constellation of Serpens. Pillars of Creation is basically gas and dust in process of creating new stars, while also eroding the light from nearby stars that have been recently formed. One may ask, “What is the key component of stars?” and the answer this question is Hydrogen. Stars are the most basic unit. The formation of a star is when, dense regions …show more content…
A white dwarf (also called a degenerate dwarf), is a stellar core remnant made up of mostly electron degenerate matter. These dwarfs are typically very dense, having a mass comparable to the Sun and volume comparable to the Earth (300 times). The white dwarf is also the final stage of a star and known as the “retired star.” The other dwarf mentioned, brown dwarf is known as the failed star. A celestial object intermediate in size between a giant planet and a small star, believed to mainly emit infrared radiation. This dwarf is very dim and does not have enough mass for fusion. In fact, brown dwarfs act like the planet

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