• Question: what are stars made up of?

    Asked by presshandstands6 to Emma on 17 Mar 2016.
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      Emma Dean answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      There are lots of different types of stars so they are made up of different things. Stars that are undergoing nuclear fusion (like our sun) are mostly hydrogen. A neutron star is mostly consists of neutrons, just like an atom’s nucleus. There is another type of star called a white dwarf. They are made up of mostly electrons.