Stars begin when material drifting in space condenses due to gravity to be dense enough for fusion to occur. Depending on the volume and make-up of this material, the star could then develop into very different things--from supernovae, to neutron stars, to black holes.
This tutorial explores the life of stars and will have you appreciating the grand weirdness of our reality.
Accreting mass due to gravity simulation
Challenge: Modeling Accretion Disks
This is an advanced challenge for users to model the formation of accretion disk formation. This is an important idea to understand solar system, galaxy and quasar formation.
Star field and nebula images
Star Field and Nebula Images
Lifecycle of massive stars
Lifecycle of Massive Stars