Blowing a Cosmic Bubble

December 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Wind Energy Tips

In fact it’s not clear just how massive it is. Violent stars make it difficult to measure their mass, but one study found it to be 45 times the Sun’s mass, which is flipping huge. We see powerhouse stars like this scattered around the galaxy, though not very many. It’s hard to make stars a lot bigger than the Sun, and the more massive they are the more rare they are. Stars make energy by fusing elements in their core, similar to the way a nuclear bomb does. The more massive the star, the hotter the core, and the faster the reactions go, making more energy. A star more than about 150 or so times the mass of the Sun generates so much energy that it quite literally and enthusiastically tears itself apart.

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