Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

The Life Cycle of an Average Star

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The average star ‘lives’ for roughly 12 billion years. This wonderful video provides us with a visual glimpse into the entire life cycle of a G-type star, like our sun, from birth to death [6:29]


  1. #1 Lilian Nattel
    January 1, 2009

    Interesting! The age of stars around the black hole at the centre of our galaxy is much younger, less than 10 million years. It gives me a certain perspective to realize that is young!

  2. #2 James Thiele
    January 1, 2009

    Nice video.

    The song that the soundtrack is based on is apparently:

  3. #3 Vasha
    January 1, 2009

    The visuals rather prioritize showiness over information (and that music… ugh…)

  4. #4 Troy McConaghy
    January 1, 2009

    Thanks for posting that video and reminding your readers how important I am in the universe (i.e. very important). I wonder why I wasn’t in the credits.

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