Stellar Evolution - The Life and Death of Stars

Stars are essential to life on Earth. Not only does our Sun provide the energy required for plants to photosynthesise, producing food and oxygen but the very atoms of carbon, oxygen and iron in our bodies were formed under the extreme conditions in the cores of earlier generations of stars. In this section we will explore the stages involved in the "lives" of stars and the physical processes that underpin them.

Syllabus requirements

6. Stars evolve and eventually ‘die’

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