Ep. 12: Where Do Baby Stars Come From?

Most parents have had that uncomfortable conversation with their children at some point. Mommy, Daddy, where do stars come from? You hem and haw, mumble a few words about angular momentum and primordial hydrogen and then cleverly change the subject. Well, you don’t have to
avoid the subject any longer. Pamela and Fraser describe formation of stars, large and small, in a tasteful manner, using only understandable and scientific language.

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  • 8 Responses to Ep. 12: Where Do Baby Stars Come From?

    1. yannesha March 31, 2008 at 11:38 am #

      NERDS…. lol

    2. MandyDax April 23, 2008 at 7:48 pm #

      When 10^57 hydrogen atoms love each other very much…

      Fraser and Pamela, I’ve recently started listening to these. Good work. I’m enjoying them very much.

    3. Yancy Dennis May 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

      They come from mommy and daddy stars — ha ha!!!

    4. swampyankee October 27, 2009 at 9:33 am #

      Wait, wait, you mean they don’t get delivered by the Stellar Stork (which has since changed its name to Grus ;-))?

    5. hippyp1 January 30, 2013 at 3:08 am #

      i am looking for a serous scientific story about the universe

    6. Ibrahim January 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

      Pamela this is a good conversation but it looks you don’t have complete resuts of what really cause the baby stars I have listen to this and it helps to know more about the causes of baby’s stars and how it comes. But

    7. Carlos March 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm #



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