Starry Nights

January 2003
Stars (9781590360873);2003, p8
Book Chapter
Information on a star's heat from a section of the book "Stars" is presented. Stars are huge, glowing balls of swirling gases. One of these gases is called hydrogen. Stars are so hot that the hydrogen gas breaks apart. Some of the energy takes the form of heat. Some of the energy takes the form of light. Stars are one of three different colors. Some stars are yellow. For instance, the Sun is a yellow star. Other types of stars are blue or red. A star's heat affects the color that can be seen from Earth.


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