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JULIAN BAUM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JULIAN BAUM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Ilustration entitled 'Embryo Stars'. Two young blue/white giant stars are seen amidst a vast cloud of hydrogen. The stars are accreting more of this gas by their gravitation, gathering more fuel for the nuclear processes that will power them throughout their lives. These stars are considerably more massive than our own star, the Sun, and so will eventually explode as supernovae, possibly ending their days as neutron stars or black holes.
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