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Posted 6/5/07 , edited 6/6/07
Years ago, people thought stars had magical powers, such as causing illness or bringing good luck. People looked at the patterns of stars in the sky and gave them names. Although stars seem mysterious, scientist are learning more about them. TOday, we know stars are not magical. They are spheres of glowing gases.

Brainstorming! I'd like to read personal answers (recall/review of what you have learned) without browsing the internet.

1. What do you know about stars?
2. How are stars different?
3. How do stars form?
4. How do stars change?
5. What star patterns have you observed?
6. How are stars grouped in the universe?


hmmmm... think. think. think.



EDIT: in bold
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lol ok since I have been bored all day I'll take the time (not that your topic is not of interest, it is!)

Stars are born from cosmic dust. The dust condenses and the primitive coalescing star starts burning hydrogen at a very high temperature. When all the hydrogen is used up, the star begins burning helium, causing expansion into a red giant. The core of a red giant also burns helium to form carbon, oxygen, and other heavier elements. The star turns into a red supergiant burning carbon and oxygen to form heavier elements like iron and nickel. Soon the star "dies" with the core imploding into a neutron star and the outer layers explode into a supernova. The debris from the supernova ends up in second-generation stars.

Seeing as stars can be billions of light years away, the stars observed in the night sky may not be there anymore. It could have died a long time ago and the blackness of some parts of the cosmos may contain newer stars, with their luminescnce not having reached Earth yet.

In any case, stars are fascinating things to observe. People have patterened out constelations among them such as Orion. I think they hold a special place in my own aesthetics.
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1. What do you know about stars?
ummm...i know their evolution..how they die(i read from our science book) and that they can be a black hole or a dwarf..
2. How are stars different?
stars are different cause people cannot try to live in it cause of it's hotness...(that's what i think)
3. How do stars form?wait...thinks....anyway..just read the post above...^^
4. How do stars change?they evolve i think...

5. What star patterns have you observed?star patterns??
do you mean constillation?? if yes..ummmm..it's the ursa minor, ursa major and the orion...

6. How are starts grouped in the universe?
in constillations i think...

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1. Stars are galactic nuclear fission generators. Basically, they are precursors to most solar systems or black holes, depending on the path they take as stars.

2. Stars are different in terms of age and size. Age is usually determined by both color and size, and labeled accordingly as red giants, super red giants, and the like. Color also determines the relative temperature on the surface of the star, red or yellow being cooler and white being hotter (refer to kelvin scale of luminous light color).

3. Stars form from previous stars, or from nebulae. (I think...)

4. They evolve as they continuously combust H and He gasses. The result is they increase in size until they blow up (very, very crude).

5. Constellation? I can locate Ursa Major/Minor, Orion, Pisces, Taurus, Cygnus, Coronea Borealis, and Crux (the cross).

6. I dunno...
Posted 6/5/07
1. What do you know about stars? They're not with reach. They shine and you make wishes on them.

2. How are stars different? They just are.

3. How do stars form? A wish?

4. How do stars change? When that wish is impossible?...

5. What star patterns have you observed? Constellations? I only know the Orion and the Big Dipper.

6. How are starts grouped in the universe? I wish I knew myself.

I'm sorry! My answers are so lame. I've always thought of them as wishing stars. I'm not really into any type of science.
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1. What do you know about stars?
They're cool

2. How are stars different?
Some aren't as cool as others

3. How do stars form?
When a male star and a female star get together...

4. How do stars change?
They grow up

5. What star patterns have you observed?
Dippers, and someones belt?

6. How are stars grouped in the universe?
Um...

I took intro to astronomy like 3 years ago, and instantly forgot everything I learned in that class after taking the final exam.
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1. What do you know about stars?
There are millions and millions of them :P

2. How are stars different?
Well some are bigger from others

3. How do stars form?
What edsamac said

4. How do stars change?
Well... they become bigger and older

5. What star patterns have you observed?
Sorry, i don't know their names

6. How are stars grouped in the universe?
Wow, u want me to answer this? Where should i know?
Well i have to search for that i guess

That's all i know, i think.. Anyway, i guess i have to know more
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hahaha...^^ some of the answers above after edsamac posted are kinda funny...hahah
lamemo!!!....
anyways..^___^ i finished my answer so.. oh well...
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1) stars are freaken hot
2) size and energy
3) i think stars are formed when things are floating around and are like, hey lets group up
4) they change cuz they run out of "fuel"
5) i dont know any formations(mostly due to lack of intrest and theres too much pollution to even see stars -.-)
6) stars get a posse and roll
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Posted 6/6/07
ask me, im a star

ill contribute to this later. xD
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1. What do you know about stars?

A spinning globe of nuclear reactions and hot gasses.

2. How are stars different?

Color, temperature, size, and mass.

3. How do stars form?

Stars are formed within molecular clouds; large regions of high density (though still less dense than the inside of an earthly vacuum chamber) in the interstellar medium. These clouds consist mostly of hydrogen, with about 23–28% helium and a few percent heavier elements. One example of such a star-forming nebula is the Orion Nebula. As massive stars are formed from these clouds, they powerfully illuminate and ionize the clouds from which they formed, creating an H II region.

-Wikipedia

4. How do stars change?

Fuel exhaustion.

5. What star patterns have you observed?

None.

6. How are starts grouped in the universe?

Through gravitation.
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1. What do you know about stars?
They are big bodies of plasma?

2. How are stars different?
They differ in size..age..chemical composition..mass

3. How do stars form?
Through nuclear fusion i think.

4. How do stars change?
As they age, Helium is constantly being burned causing the star to expand (and I think get hotter).. eventually it will collapse and shrink from a red supergiant into a white dwarf. Stars have different fates..some become red giants..some become red dwarfs..neutron stars...black hole..etc

5. What star patterns have you observed?
Orion..Ursa minor/major.. I could point out more but it's been a while since I've gone stargazing

6. How are starts grouped in the universe?
In clusters.
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Posted 6/6/07
1.What do you know about stars?
They are awesome! I watch them every nighT! Not answering the question , eh! Stars are big exploding balls of gas, mostly hydrogen and helium!

2.How are stars different?
They are different in age, size and chemical contain level!

3.How do stars form?
Stars are formed within molecular clouds; large regions of high density (though still less dense than the inside of an earthly vacuum chamber) in the interstellar medium. These clouds consist mostly of hydrogen, with about 23–28% helium and a few percent heavier elements. One example of such a star-forming nebula is the Orion Nebula. As massive stars are formed from these clouds, they powerfully illuminate and ionize the clouds from which they formed, creating an H II region. ---- Like Sid-Burn said! :P

4. How do stars change?
The gas aka fuel exhaustion!

5.What star patterns have you observed?
Orion&Minotaur, Dragon, Skorpion and many others!

6.How are starts grouped in the universe?
Gravitation and some other thing that I have no idea about!"
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Posted 6/6/07

ishiro_yumeshi wrote:

hahaha...^^ some of the answers above after edsamac posted are kinda funny...hahah
lamemo!!!....
anyways..^___^ i finished my answer so.. oh well...


Makes me feel like I took it too seriously...
Posted 6/6/07
Stars are shiny.....
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