August 2015 archive

What are the different types of stars?

Light Spectrum of our Sun. Credit: N.A.Sharp, NOAO/NSO/Kitt Peak FTS/AURA/NSF

In my last few posts I have talked mainly about the Sun, our closest star but what other types of star are there? Clearly by looking at the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram there are different types; cooler, dimmer smaller stars to brighter, hotter and massive stars. Astronomers class the stars according to a property called it’s Spectral …

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