Stars Compare And Contrast

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Laying on the fresh cut grass of your lawn, you watch the sun sink behind the mountains as day subtly fades into night. There is always a minute of darkness as the city holds its breath. No street lights. No cars. Just you and the sky and… the faint glow of a star. Seeing the first star that night, you make a wish and remember the first time you saw one. You still wonder what that speck of light is—How it got to be up there, why it sometimes is so bright and other times so faint, and how it plays an important role in the universe. The street light flickers on above your head, snapping you out of your reverie and reminding you that you still have an essay to write. You sigh, sit up, and walk to your house, the stars quickly forgotten. They wink from the sky and bid you goodnight, but you don’t notice. Just like you, people tilt their heads back to peer at the stars and think about how unlike us they are. Contrary to this belief, stars are more similar to the human race than a person might think. Each star is born, goes through its life cycle, and eventually dies, just like each and every person.
If someone were to look at the sky at night and try to decipher the difference of stars with the naked
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Well, without stars, we wouldn’t be here at all. At the beginning of the universe, the only elements that existed were hydrogen, some helium, and trace amounts of lithium. All other naturally occurring elements were formed during the life and death of stars. At the end of a star’s life, much of its matter is blown into space, where it provides the gas and dust for building new stars, planets, and everything on them, including our bodies. It is the ongoing cycle of star birth and death that has made the universe into the place we know today. In fact, we owe our very existence to the generations of stars that have come before us. So next time you look up at the sky, take a moment and recognize how important and beautiful the stars

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