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3 1. Name the process which generates energy in a star Nuclear fusion : light atoms joining together to make heavier atomsAnswer
4 2. Which two elements are involved in nuclear fusion in a star? Hydrogen and heliumAnswerNextquestion
5 3. What force prevents a star blowing apart for most of its life? Gravity – this is an attracting force acting on all the material of the starAnswerNextquestion
6 4. In simple terms, why must a star eventually "die "? It will use up most of its hydrogen (this makes it lighter so there is not enough gravity to keep the gases together)AnswerNextquestion
7 5. A dying star starts to swell up 5. A dying star starts to swell up. What is the name given to a swollen star?A red giantAnswerNextquestion
8 6. Some stars collapse again and then explode 6. Some stars collapse again and then explode. What is the name given to an exploding star?A supernovaAnswerNextquestion
9 7. What is left after a red giant has expanded and cooled completely? A white dwarfAnswerNextquestion
10 8. What is left at the centre of a supernova explosion? A neutron star – or possibly a black holeAnswerNextquestion
11 9. What is left around the site of a supernova explosion? A nebula( a "cloud" of gases)AnswerNextquestion
12 10. What might happen next to the gases making up a nebula? They can be drawn in by gravity and start a new starAnswerNextquestion
13 11. Where did all the elements which make up the people on Earth come from ? Elements are only made by a series of nuclear fusion events in a star, they spread across the Universe after supernova explosions . So all the atoms in you have been through a supernova explosion!AnswerNextquestion
14 12. Will our Sun become a red giant or a supernova? A red giant : only a very large star can turn into a supernova, the Sun is a medium-sized starAnswerNextslide
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