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    absolute magnitude

    Definition:

    measure of a star's true energy output (its luminosity)

    • Chapter 17: The Nature of Stars
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    accretion

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    process of particles orbiting the protostar within disk collide with each other, causing them to lose energy, spiral inward onto the protostar and ass to its mass

    • Chapter 18: The Birth of Stars
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