Ask the Scientists. Questions for Dr. Butner Star Formation 1/29/11. How can you tell the difference between a star that is forming and a star that is about to collapse.
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Star Formation 1/29/11
ExamplesSpectra are also different between the objects as wellso you can use the derived properties (temperature, density, abundances) to help sort out which is which.
Note the extended gas/dark nebulae
Relatively Isolated Environment
The sun will expand into a red giant before collapsing into a white dwarf, causing the earth to heat up to an uninhabitable climate. All planets should be similarly affected.When Mars warms up could it become a viable ``surrogate planet’’ for life since it has water?
A definite maybe!