Stars with similar mass to our own sun tend to be situated in the middle of the main sequence, an observed arrangement of stars based on their luminosity and size. They fuse hydrogen with ease in their larger cores which are too large and hot to be convective with the rest of the star. As […]Read more "Medium Mass Main Sequence Stars"
Stars ranging in mass from 0.075 to 0.5 times the mass of the sun are categorized as red dwarf stars. Unlike the brown dwarf stars, these stars are massive enough to reliably sustain fusion of light element at its core. The low mass of these stars result in cores that are are much smaller and […]Read more "Red Dwarf Stars"
The brown dwarf family of stars contains the lowest mass objects in the universe that are classified as stars. These stars range from thirteen times the mass of Jupiter (theoretically the lowest mass needed to fuse deuterium) to 80 times the mass of Jupiter. Because of their relatively low mass, some brown dwarf stars are […]Read more "Brown Dwarf Stars"
In order to understand the structures of various stars, it is important to understand the different forces that work with and against each other during the lifetime of a star. The two most important forces that define a star’s life are fusion and gravity. Gravity pulls the mass of a star inward, heating and pressurizing […]Read more "Star Types: Introduction"