Stars are celestial bodies made up of hot gases. Stars radiate energy that comes form thermonuclear reactions. In this section you will learn all about stars and their importance in the universe.
The Milky Way Galaxy Quiz
We've learned a lot about our galaxy in the past few centuries. Test your knowledge of the Milky Way with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »
10 Superstitions About Stars
Many starry superstitions date back thousands of years. View 10 superstitions about stars to learn about star beliefs and legends. See more »
Could the power of a neutron star be harnessed?
Relying on a collapsed star to power our lives on Earth might seem like a good solution to our energy crisis, but the process might be lethal. See more »
What's a double pulsar?
A single pulsar is fascinating enough, but as a set, these rapidly rotating neutron stars help scientists figure out mysteries of the universe. See more »
Could a planet exist without a host star?
It's not uncommon for planets to wander alone through the universe. But how do they end up flying solo, and could they still harbor life? See more »
Could a gamma-ray burst wipe out all life on Earth?
When a huge star collapses, it releases massive amounts of radiation. Could a gamma-ray burst wipe out all life on Earth? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »
How a Supernova Works
A supernova occurs when a dying star explodes. Learn how a supernova works at HowStuffWorks. See more »
What is the universe made of?
What is the universe made of? Is it made of atoms like everything found on Earth? Find out what the universe is made of in this article. See more »
Can scientists create a star on Earth?
To create a star on Earth scientists would need an incredible amount of energy. Find out how to create a star on Earth. See more »
How do galaxies form?
How do galaxies form into the gigantic spinning collections of stars? Learn about galaxy formation in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »
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