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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.

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Can scientists create a star on Earth?

Stars are enormous celestial bodies hot enough to register millions of degrees. They're fascinating scientific phenomena, but is it actually possible for scientists to create them?


What is the Milky Way?

What is the Milky Way?

The Milky Way is the galaxy that we call home in the universe. Learn all about the Milky Way in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Milky Way Works

How the Milky Way Works

The Milky Way is the galaxy in which the Solar System is found and is one of billions of galaxies in the universe. Learn about the Milky Way. See more »

How Stars Work

How Stars Work

When you look up at night and see thousands of stars, have you ever wondered what you are looking at? Learn what stars are and how they live and die! See more »

How are astronomers able to measure how far away a star is?

How are astronomers able to measure how far away a star is? See more »

How do astronomers detect that a star has a planet orbiting it?

According to an article I read, astronomers are able to detect that star has a planet orbiting it by observing the "wobble" of the star induced by the gravitational pull of one or more planets. At the tremendous distances involved, what is the technology that enables these discoveries? See more »