supernovae - Astronomy C10/L&S C70U Stellar Life Cycles and...

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Nicholas McConnell Stellar Life Cycles and Supernovae Like many aspects of nature, star formation and destruction is a cycle. Stars form from clouds of gas, remain stable for long periods of time, and then expel gas back into space, where it can later form new stars. Below are four stages in the life of a massive star. Describe what happens in each stage, and how energy is generated and used up. Initial formation from a cloud of gas Description: Energy Source: Energy Released As: Main Sequence lifetime Description: Energy Source: Energy Released As: Red Giant/Supergiant Phase Description: Energy Source: Energy Released As: Supernova Description: Energy Source: Energy Released As:
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What happens in low-mass stars (less than about 10 solar masses) instead of a supernova? Here's a quick list of qualities that should test your knowledge of two different supernova types. Mark whether the qualities listed apply to Type Ia supernovae, Type II supernovae, or both. Try to keep in
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2010 for the course ASTRON 05989 taught by Professor Filippenko during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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