stellar evolution

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stellar evolution

n
(Astronomy) astronomy the sequence of changes that occurs in a star as it ages
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ALMA has given us new insights into explosions on the other end of the stellar life cycle, star birth," Bally said.
Nearly all of the chemical elements heavier than helium that occur naturally in our universe are forged by nuclear fusion within stars or in explosive events at the end of the stellar life cycle. The chemically enriched gas from one generation of stars then becomes fuel for the next.
"GUSTO will provide the first complete study of all phases of the stellar life cycle, from the formation of molecular clouds, through star birth and evolution, to the formation of gas clouds and the re-initiation of the cycle," Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director at NASA's Science Mission Directorate said in a (https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-selects-mission-to-study-churning-chaos-in-our-milky-way-and-beyond) statement .