Wondering Why?

Why do Stars shine?

Why do Stars shine?

Stars are made up of hydrogen gases that are held together by gravity. Stars are formed when a cloud of cold molecular hydrogen collapses and breaks into fragments and pieces. It is believed that most stars are in the ages of 1 billion to 10 billion years. Its age is highly dependent on its mass, having an indirect relationship. That is, the higher the mass density of the star, the shorter is its life span while stars having lesser mass densities tend to reach hundreds of billions of years. Stars vary in color depending on it mass and temperature. Red is deemed to be the coolest color while blue projects otherwise.

Stars glisten at the skies at night. It is indeed an adorable thing to see. What makes stars a mystifying element in the universe is how light is formed for stars to shine. The reason why stars shine is that there is an internal process going on within each star. As held together by gravity, the stars unceasing react to this causing heat to be produced due to friction. With the intense pressure and increasing temperature, a nuclear fusion reaction occurs. After which, the atoms of helium and hydrogen fuse together, releasing a significant amount of energy that makes its way to the surface. Once it has reached the surface, they become visible light photons which are radiated into space. The star then shines after the process of nuclear fusion has successfully occurred out in space.

Today, stars can be named and stars can have owners. But what makes stars as interesting as the other components found in the universe is that although it will eventually die, they still shine up to its last energy and makes the skies as wonderful as it can be.


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