Ep. 12: Where Do Baby Stars Come From?

Nov 27, 2006 | Astronomy, Stars, Stellar Evolution | 9 comments

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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  • 9 Comments

    1. MandyDax

      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.

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    2. Yancy Dennis

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

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    3. swampyankee

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

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    4. hippyp1

      i am looking for a serous scientific story about the universe

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    5. Ibrahim

      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

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    6. Carlos

      SHOUTOUT TO MR. DYKES ASTRONOMY CLASS IN RIDLEY HIGHSCHOOL!

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    7. Tim Abbott

      Looking toward the end of life stage of our sun, would it be possible to somehow cause the “ignition” of Jupiter, turning it into a small star, or does it simply have inadequate mass to support fusion?

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      • Shelby

        I canake stars come to me across the sky and linger over me over my head in the night sky..I don’t understand how or why I have this kind of power please tell me or help me to figure it out ND no I’m not crazy or on. Drugs ..I’m being very serious here..thanku

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