Stellar Evolution

Stellar Evolution

Source: Our Evolving Universe, by Malcolm Longair

A time lapse of the evolution of a star from its formation in a giant molecular cloud, through the main part of its lifetime through a main sequence star and ending in its expansion to form a red giant star and its subsequent demise as some form of dead star. The interval between images of the star corresponds to a few million years

Source: Our Evolving Universe, by Malcolm Longair

A schematic illustrating the evolutionary path of a solar mass star on the H-R diagram. Those stages of evolution during which there is a strong mass loss from the surface are indicated by dotted lines.



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Date Created 1 June 2000
Last Updated 11 June 2000