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Lecture course on the evolution of stars launched at the astroclub of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Chisinau

6 December 2018

The first lecture from the course on the evolution of stars and large objects of the Universe took place in the Astronomy Fans Club at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Chisinau.

The lecturer, astrophysicist Sergey Luka, featured and told about the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) - a huge gas cloud, mainly consisting of hydrogen, in which stars were formed recently.

Club members have learned that these short-lived massive blue luminaries emit a powerful stream of ultraviolet radiation, which then ionizes the surrounding gas and causes the hydrogen atoms to glow with a characteristic reddish light. Subsequently, supernova explosions and a strong stellar wind from massive stars will disperse the gas of the Carina Nebula, and just one or several star clusters will remain in this place.

The next lecture will tell about the birth of new and supernovae protoplanets, as well as the formation of stellar systems like the solar system.

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