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Red Supergiant Star

A star of 15 solar masses exhausts its hydrogen in about one-thousandth the lifetime of our sun.

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White Dwarf Star

Info on this type of star and links to related topics.

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Star Spectral Types

Table showing star temperature related to colour.

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High Flux Isotope Reactor Facility

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is home to the Spallation Neutron Source and the High Flux Isotope Reactor, two of the most advanced neutron research facilities in the world.

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Henrietta Swan Leavitt: a Star of the Brightest Magnitude

A profile of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, a female computer, who did a lot of work categorising and measuring the brightness of stars.

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Black Holes: What Happens to a Star When It Dies

A star exists in a delicate balance between the crushing force of gravity, on the one hand, and the push of incredibly hot gases on the other.

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Tycho Brahe

A biography of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601), who made a remarkable star catalogue of over 1000 stars, far more than any astronomer before him. He proved that comets are not objects in ...

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Build Your Own Star – Virtual Experiment

Create your own star and watch its life play out. Can you create a black hole?

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The life of a star

A quick journey through the different stages in a star's life, from nebula to supernova.

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The Nearest Star

How do we measure the distance to our nearest star, Alpha Centauri?

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