Birth of a Star. The stages of how a star’s life begins. By: McKenna F. Area of interstellar dust and gas that is more concentrated than the surrounding interstellar medium. All stars form from these clouds of dust and gas, called nebulae.
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The stages of how a star’s life begins.
By: McKenna F
All stars form from these clouds of dust and gas, called nebulae.
In the first million years of its life, the star is hidden from view inside the nebulae it formed in.Stage One- The Interstellar Cloud
Clouds can also start to become unstable because of the interference other electric forces (like exploding supernovae) located near them in space.
Spontaneous Star Formation
When the molecules inside these clouds of interstellar dust and gas become unstable the cloud starts to develop a gravitational pull.Stage Two- Clouds Collapse
Protostars exist where the gravitational pull is equal to the pressure of the gases.
This gravitational pull attracts more molecules, fragments and bits of interstellar medium.