Asked in Novas, Black Holes, Astrophysics
What factor determines if a neutron star forms or a black hole forms after a supernova explosion?
It all depends on mass. If its over the point of where a neutron star can form then it forms a black hole. If its below it then it'll form a neutron star. ...
Asked in Planetary Science
What forms from a giant star?
Supernova Forms A Giant Star. I don't think that's the answer required. A normal star like our Sun will eventually become a Red Giant. It's part of normal star behaviour as the star uses up its nuclear energy supply. The very common small stars called "red dwarfs" do not become giants. I can't believe it, but I hadn't read the question properly. It is : "What forms FROM a giant star?" I read it as" What FORMS a giant star? " I guess the mixed-up previous answer...
Asked in Stars
What is the brightest star in the northern cross star?
The northern cross forms part of the constellation of Cygnus and the brightest star is Deneb, a very distant and bright star. ...
Asked in Astronomy, Planetary Science, Stars
What forms when a main sequence star that has been contracting suddenly expands and cools?
A red giant forms when a main sequence star that has been contracting suddenly expands and cools. ...