Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion

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The splitting of an atomic nucleus into two smaller nuclei with emission of neutrons and energy
Nuclear fission
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A reaction that is self-sustaining
Chain reaction
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The joining together of light atomic nuclei with the emission of energy; main energy process in stars
Nuclear fusion
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A general term for a 'fuzzy' patch of sky composed of interstellar dust and gas
Nebula
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The initial gas and dust that forms a star
Prostar
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The position of a star that determines its life cycle; based on a star's mass
Main sequence
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Part of a star's life cycle after leaving the main sequence for stars with masses similar to our sun
Red giant
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Part of a star's life cycle after its red giant stage
White dwarf
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The end point in a star's life cycle for stars similar in mass to the sun
Black dwarf
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Part of a star's life cycle after leaving the main sequence for stars with masses much larger than our sun
Red super giant
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Catastrophic explosion of a red super giant
Supernova
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The remains of a star after a supernova explosion
Neutron star
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The remains of a star after a supernova explosion
Black hole
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A reaction that is self-sustaining

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Chain reaction

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The joining together of light atomic nuclei with the emission of energy; main energy process in stars

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Card 4

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A general term for a 'fuzzy' patch of sky composed of interstellar dust and gas

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Card 5

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The initial gas and dust that forms a star

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