Star Guide

The skies overhead are filled with stars, some near and bright, some far away and very dim. The universe has many different types of stars. They range in surface temperature from 3,000 to 100,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The color of a star reveals how hot it is. Hot stars are blue, and cool stars are red.

Use the guide below to learn more about the different types of stars in our solar system. Color each star in a way that makes sense.

1. Black Dwarf: A white dwarf that has become black © after burning up all its fuel.

2. Blue Giant: A very large, hot, bright star.

3. Brown Dwarf: A failed star larger than a planet but unable to produce thermonuclear reactions and shine.

4. Dwarf Star: A small star that glows very dimly.

5. Orange Giant: A large star with medium-cool surface temperature. 3

6. Pulsating Star: A star that varies in brightness.

7. Red Dwarf: A small, dim star with low temperature.

8. Red Giant: A large star with low surface temperature. White Dwarf: A small, cold star at the end ot its life cycle.

10. White Supergiant: A very large, medium-hot, bright star.

11. Yellow Star: An ordinary star of medium temperature, such as our Sun. Yellow stars emit white light but can appear yellow when viewed from a planet's surface.

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