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Gravitational Collapse and Protostars

Lecture no. 5 from the course: The Life and Death of Stars

Gravitational Collapse and Protostars

Taught by Professor Keivan G. Stassun | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Chart the stages of star birth in stunning astronomical images. From Bok globules and Herbig-Haro objects to protoplanetary disks, these phases develop as gravity brings together material within denser regions of a stellar nursery. Clumps of matter eventually collapse into stars, which often include surrounding planetary systems.


July 24, 2016