Question #69a8b

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May 3, 2016

Just like any star before it was a star. It was most likely a nebula.


Stars are formed when nebulas come under a gravitational force causing the nebula to clump together. The dust spins fast enough to form a mass in the center and draw in more material. This is called a protostar. The protostar eventually becomes hot enough to start fusing hydrogen atoms. After a few million years a blast occurs shooting the remaining dust away.