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Homework Help: Gravity question? please helppppp

  1. May 8, 2006 #1
    can u help me to explain the role of gravity in the equilirium of stars in their production of enegry and an explanation of the role of gravity in the formation of planets.
    thanksssssss for helping
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  3. May 8, 2006 #2


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    This wouldn't happen to be a homework question would it? If it is there is a separate forum for that.
  4. May 8, 2006 #3


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    This does seem like a homework question, or someone new to astrophysics.

    Gravity is a central force. It pulls matter together.

    So how would that affect a star, which is a very, very hot ionized gas, and how would it affect the formation of planets in a dust cloud, for example?
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