S: Diary of a Star
FC: Diary Of A Star
1: I dedicate my diary to my parent who I never knew because I am a star.
2: Hi, I'm Starr. I was just born. I'm a mess. I'm all gas and dust. My parent exploded and then I was born. Right now Gravity, my friend is helping me put myself together. I'm going to be a giant sphere. As I get denser I get hotter and my hydrogen turns to helium in a process called nuclear fusion. As I get older I'm going to
3: lose my baby material. I'm going to lose it very slowly. I can't wait until I'm a main sequence star. I'll be so much older then.
4: Hi. I'm a main sequence star now. This is the second and longest stage of my life. During this stage energy will generate in my core as hydrogen atoms fuse into helium atoms. It doesn't hurt at all, it's a nice pleasant experience really. That process releases a huge amount of energy.
5: My size will change very little as long as I have a continuous supply of hydrogen atoms to fuse into helium atoms. I have lots of friends now. This stage is very relaxing. It's very long and I've made some friends. My friends are Sirius, Spica and Naos. They live far away but that's okay.!
6: Hi. I'm in the third stage of my life now. In this stage I became a red giant. Red giants like Antares, my other friend, is a star that expands and cools once it uses all their hydrogen. Eventually, the center of the star shrinks and the atmosphere grows and cools.
7: I am 10 or more times bigger then my friend Sun. Antares is 100 times bigger then Sun.
8: Hello. I am in the final stage of my life. All my hydrogen is gone and I can no longer generate energy by fusing hydrogen atoms into helium atoms. I have shrunken to the size of Sun and I might be smaller then her. I am a white dwarf. I am the leftover center of my former self.
9: I am very old and hot. I'm very dense. Since I have no source of energy I will slowly radiate away my energy and cool down. This is my last stage of life, after this stage I will die. I am losing my material slowly but my friend has gone out with a bang. She always was outgoing.
10: Thank | You
11: Resources urshare.wordpress.com/2008/03/07/universe/ www.spaceinfo.com.au/planet20081128.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_dwarf http://www.williamsclass.com/EighthScienceWork/ImagesEighth/WhiteDwarfSirius.jpg http://www.instablogsimages.com/images/2007/11/22/an-artists-concept-of-the-surface-of-the-white-dwarf-star-h150465-released-to-reuters_9.jpg And the Holt Science and Technology Astronomy Textbook ( My science textbook) Thank You for the Information and the Pictures