Black dwarf End of stars with a mass similar to the sun
Follow-up Questions What is the difference between a protostar and a main sequence star? What are 3 ways a white dwarf is different than the sun? What are the forces that keep a star in balance? Which star has a longer life span, a red one or a blue one?
Life Cycle of a Star with a mass bigger than the sun
Main sequence Super Giant Supernova Neutron star Black hole The end to the very biggest stars (very biggest stars)
Super Giant Fusion goes beyond the helium fusion stage Up to1000 times bigger than the sun
Neutron Star Incredibly dense ball of neutrons About 10 miles across A spoonful would weigh 100 million tons Pulsar – a neutron star that emits two beams of radiation Can only be detected with a radio telescope
Follow-up Questions What is the main characteristic that determines the end of stars? Why won’t the sun become a black hole? If we can not see a black hole, then how do astronomers know that they are out there.