What are Neutron Stars and Supernova Remnants?


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We expect that main sequence stars of this size to become white dwarfs:

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1. Stars with a stellar core of this mass will likely form a neutron star:

2. A neutron star is supported by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the solar system as in life, the death of one entity gives birth to new ones. In this assessment you'll be tested on your understanding of supernova remnants or neutron stars and how new stars are formed from these remnants of the explosion of massive stars in the cosmos.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on the definition of:

  • Stellar core masses that define dwarf stars
  • What stellar core masses portend the formation of neutrino stars
  • What supports a neutron star
  • How new stars are formed from supernova remnants

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson, 'Neutron Stars and Supernova Remnants'
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about supernovas in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding supernova remnants and neutron stars and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as supernovas, supernova remnants, neutron stars, and stellar core masses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about supernova remnants, neutrino stars, and the formation of new stars

Additional Learning

To learn more about supernovas, supernova remnants and neutron stars, review the accompanying lesson on What are Neutron Stars and Supernova Remnants? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understanding the death of old stars and the formation of new ones from their remnants
  • Defining of supernova remnants and how they are related in the formation of new stars
  • Identify what neutron stars are and how they are formed
  • Learning about dwarf stars and The Chandrasekhar Limit
  • Defining degenerate neutron pressure and its effect on dwarf and neutron stars