FC: My Life as a Star By: Melissa Paul
1: I would like to dedicate this book to my family!
2: http://nrumiano.free.fr/Images/pistol_star.jpg http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2005-37-b-web.jpg http://www.stsci.edu/~inr/thisweek1/thisweek/O_Star_Binary_med.jpg http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/image/astro/hst_neutron_star_9732.jpg
4: The beginning of a star! Hi My name is Paul. My life began as a ball of gas and dust in the form of a sphere. As the sphere becomes denser, it gets hotter and the hydrogen changes to helium in the process of" Nuclear Fusion"
5: The child hood of a star! Hi I'm Paul and I am a star. I am still a child. After I begin to form, I enter the second longest stage of a stars life cycle. Energy is generated in the core of me as hydrogen atoms into helium atoms. It releases a huge amount of energy.
6: The adult hood of a star! Hi my name is Paul now I'm an adult star. In the third stage, a star can become a red giant. The loss of hydrogen cause the center of the star to shrink. As the center of the shrinks, the atmosphere of a star grows very large and cools to the form of a Red Giant or a Red Supergiant. Red giants can be 10 or more times larger than the sun. Supergiants are at least 100 times bigger than the sun.
7: The death of a star! Hi my name is Paul, now it is the end of my life. As a star gets older they lose some of their materials. Sometimes stars lose their material slow and sometimes by a big explosion. Either way the star will always die. Most of the material from the star returns to space. In space some of the materials combines with gas and dust to form new stars.