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Inga AvetisianAstronomy 101Week 5 Quiz1)B2)B3)In the first phase of the Red Giant, as helium continues to generate, the core of the planetstarts to disintegrate which further heightens the temperature of the central region; Thisprocess enables hydrogen fusion in areas of the star that were once too cold to fuse.Essentially, post fusion, the sun pulls towards the centrality of its surface on account of thegravitational forces. Temperatures intensify- in addition to compression- and thus helium isfused into carbon. The helium then begins to burn in a flashing and spontaneous or consistentand gradual manner. This accumulation/combination of hydrogen fusion and the collapse ofhelium-rich core generates in the production of radiative and thermal pressure from themiddle region (hydrogen shell surrounding the core heats up). This leads to the expanding ofthe outer layer of the star and further cooling towards a newfound equilibrium (stable state).That is, when it becomes hot enough another time, the hydrogen begins to fuse once again. Itis significant to understand that these processes are occurring at the same time. The helium

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