# Homework Help: Stars & Stellar Evolution

1. Aug 29, 2006

### nath_quam

Hey, would anyone be able to tell me quality websites/ or help to answer the following questions:
1. What is a star?
2. How Astronomers can tell the difference between different stellar objects?
3. What powers a star?
4. The evelotionary path of a star and it's different stages.
5. Why Stars move though this evolutionary cycle and why the cycle is altered for stars of different mass?

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2. Aug 29, 2006

### Farsight

There's lots of good websites, nath. Do a google search on "Stellar Evolution" and you see things like this from Nasa.

http://observe.arc.nasa.gov/nasa/space/stellardeath/stellardeath_intro.html [Broken]

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