Study Plan

Learning Goals

By the conclusion of this chapter, you should be able to:
  1. Distinguish the types of material that exist in the space between the stars.
  2. Explain the conditions under which a cloud of gas can contract into a star, and the role that gravity and angular momentum play in the formation of stars and planets.
  3. Recognize how the evolution of a protostar is determined largely by its mass.
  4. Describe how astronomers study star formation using theoretical models and observations at many wavelengths.

Prepare and Assess


    1. Star Formation
      Section: 15.3

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