Explain why a protostar heats up internally as it gravitationally contracts?

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Explain why a protostar heats up internally as it gravitationally contracts?

Conservation of Energy

Conservation of energy is a principle that states that energy can be neither created nor destroyed. It can be used to analyze problems involving systems in which energy may be in different forms.

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There are a couple of ways to think about this situation, but the simplest is to look at it through the lens of conservation of energy. As the...

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There are many different types of stars in the universe, including main sequence, dwarf, and giant stars . Learn about these different types and more, as well as the star life cycle, from formation until the end of their life.


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