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The Death of StarsGuided NotesFor scientists, a dying star is an opportunity to see the future of our own solar systemAs a star runs out of fuel, the outer layers of a star expand until the gravity of the star can no longer holdthem, and they are released into spaceAs the outer layer of the star, helix nebula expand they leave behind a searing hot ball of solidifiedoxygen and carbon astronomers call white dwarf.The End of Our WorldWhen our Sun runs out of fuel, it will become a Red Giant and:The temperature will go up by over 1000 degreesAll life on Earth will perishA wall of gas will sweep through our solar system and into space, incinerating all of the planetsand moonsThe Death of More Massive StarsThe bigger the star, the shorter its life and the more violent its death.
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orosz
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Supernova, Eta Carinae, dying star

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