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When a massive star exhausts its fuel it collapses under its own

When a massive star exhausts its fuel it collapses under its own


Birth of a Black Hole

When a very massive star exhausts its Nuclear fuel it explodes as a supernova. The outer parts of the star are expelled violently into space, while the core ...

Artist's impression of a white dwarf star in orbit around Sirius (a white supergiant). Credit: NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

Main Sequence Stars ...

The special tools can see how stars that are very close to black holes act differently than other stars.

... cycle of a Sun-like star, starting as a main-sequence star at lower left then expanding through the subgiant and giant phases, until its outer envelope ...

The Crab Nebula, the shattered remnants of a star which exploded as a supernova, the light of which reached Earth in 1054 AD

A star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud

HST Image of Star Birth Clouds

By the end of this post, we'll have our own black hole. Before we start building, it is important to know that it involves general relativity and quantum ...

The Stellar Life Cycle in a Single Image. At center of this HST image of

HST Image of Supernova Remnant

The life cycle of a star depends on its mass.

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High mass stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud

NGC 6543: Planetary Nebula

Illustration of the Structure of an Old Massive Star. At left is an image of

What is a star The objects that heat and light the planets in a system.

Life Cycle of Stars Begin their lives as clouds of dust and gas called nebulae.

Massive stars explode on their own when they run out of fuel to burn

Betelgeuse was the first star directly imaged -- besides our own Sun, of course. Image obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.

... collapses under its own weight. Background image of page 4. Image of page 5

Red-giant-branch phase[edit]


... in our sky than stars. 12.

How Do Stars Die?

Gamma-ray bursts (illustration) are the brightest explosions in the Universe

At left in this illustration an astronaut stands atop a

In about 4 to 5 billion years from now the Sun will will begin to exhaust its supply of hydrogen fuel.

Likely formed when a massive star exhausts its nuclear fuel and collapses under its own ...

Supergiant stars live fast and die young, detonating as supernovae; completely disintegrating themselves in the process.

eta carinae -- a hypergiant star

The universe is a huge place, and the numbers used to describe just how mind-bogglingly large things are out there can be hard to grasp on their own .

The newborn star will have a luminosity and surface temperature now that will change very little over the course of its lifetime on the main sequence.

Vector Shooting Star with Elliptic Light Trail

Evolution of high and low mass stars - click for larger version


Suns, stars and black holes

The Pleiades, an open cluster of stars in the constellation of Taurus. NASA photo

When a massive star exhausts its fuel, it collapses under its own gravity and produces a black hole, an object so dense that not even light can escape its ...

What would you see in a black hole?

The life cycle of a Sun-like star, from its birth on the left side of the frame to its evolution into a red giant on the right after billions of years.

A pulsar is formed when a massive star collapses exhausts its supply of fuel. It blasts out in a giant explosion known as a supernova, the most powerful and ...

What keeps a star stable, preventing total collapse, is thermal and radiation pressure. The thermal and radiation pressure expands the matter in the star, ...

A neutron star is a super-compressed object left over when stars with a mass between 1.4 and about 3 times the mass of our Sun exhaust their nuclear fuel ...

If a star about 8 to 10 times as massive as the Sun exhausts the hydrogen, it continues to fuse helium into carbon, and then carbon to neon, neon to oxygen, ...

You can see that in the supergiant, there are more layers burning. This is because its outer envelope is massive ...

Neutron star

Black hole jets can influence star formation in galaxies by dispersing and heating interstellar gas

Two Images of the Eagle Nebula (M16). Figure a shows the central region

Figure 08-15a GRB080319B [view large image]

[Image: A simulation of a supernova tracks the turmoil in the center of a dying star in the moments after its core collapses. The collapse creates a shock ...

... probably collapse under its own weight, we combined eight observatories like the pieces of a giant mirror. This gave us a virtual telescope as big as ...

From the perspective of the collapsing star, the core compacts into a mathematical point with virtually zero volume, where it is said to have infinite ...

Very massive stars become black holes. There is no nuclear fusion, the star core shrinks down to a point and the star gets swallowed by its own gravity, ...

A new route for the formation of black hole binaries and a prediction for their mass distribution

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The most recent event of this kind was observed in 1987 when a star weighing the equivalent of 20 suns blew up in a neighboring galaxy 160,000 light years ...

... star in its main sequence lifetime. 5. Red Giant ...

Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky.

It will expand into what is known as a red giant; Massive stars will become red supergiants; This phase will last until the star exhausts its remaining fuel ...

(Credit: Science Picture Library)

This is a beautiful photograph of the interior of the Trifid Nebula. This giant cloud of dust and gas lies in the Sagittarius region of the Milky Way and is ...

Figure 26.4: When very large stars stop nuclear fusion, they explode as supernovas. A bright supernova, like the one in the bottom left of the figure, ...

When the star exhausts the hydrogen at its core, its core collapses and outer layers expand resulting in red giants (for low-mass stars) or red supergiants ...

... gets collapsed into a point of infinite density (and it has zero volume) called singularity. The star now has become a stellar mass black hole.

A magnetar is a type of supernova remnant.

Multi-wavelength Image of the Kepler Supernova Remant. In this image labeled at top

Nearby massive star explosion 30 million years ago equaled detonation of 100 million suns

Region of active star formation

A Star is Born Stars form from huge, cold, clouds of gas and dust

SN 2006gy - Illustration and Images

Images of Supernovae in Other Galaxies. The top row of images is centered on the

The process of star formation - click for larger version

Shapiro delay caused by nearby white dwarf companion

There remains an outer shell of Hydrogen which continues to fuse converting to an old age Red Giant which in turn engulfs its local planets including the ...

diagram of the life cycles of low and high-mass stars

Swift detects gamma rays but also captures exploding stars, like this one

Stellar Lifecycles The process by which stars are formed and use up their fuel.

6. Meanwhile, 1. The core of the star collapses under ...

A cluster of approximately 500 young stars lies within the nearby W40 stellar nursery.

The core is keep contracting beyond its event horizon and make the singularity at his center. Singularity means where a very huge amount of mass is ...

Credit: ESA/XMM-Newton/J.A. Toalá et al. 2015

The matter contained in the nebula determines the mass of the star. Nebulae are clouds of gas and dust in space. The particles stay together due to their ...

... long dead stars,” says Sir Martin Rees, Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, University of Cambridge. As stars evolved in space after the Big Bang, ...

The yellow arrow marks the superluminous supernova DES15E2mlf in this false-color image of the surrounding field. This image was observed with the Dark ...

Star Facts


The Jewel Box, a group of stars in Crux constellation. Each star show his own colour, depending on the surface temperature.

... on the formation of the most massive stars. One suggests that the parental dark cloud fragments, creating several small cores that collapse on their own ...