By Danna Martínez
Within the immense universe, there are multiple mysteries; one of them is the stars.
“Yes, there are millions of stars. And millions of stars are two eyes that look at them.”-Antonio Porchia.
The term star comes from the Latin “Stella.” The word star refers to all celestial bodies that have their own luminescence. The sun is the universal example of a star. However, there are thousands of stars of different features and proportions.
Below, Top 10 curiosities about the stars and what they can do:
- Nebulae are the birthplace of stars.
- According to the NatGeo website, “Hot stars are white or blue, while cooler ones appear to have red or orange tones.”
- Stars produce different radiations. Heat, light, ultraviolet rays, X-rays are some of the forms of radiation from stars.
- The brightness of stars comes from the large amount of energy contained in the nucleus.
- According to NASA, “Stars are the most widely recognized astronomical objects and represent the most fundamental building blocks of galaxies.”
- The star UY Scuti is one of the most prominent stars in the universe. Its intense brightness characterizes the hypergiant star.
- Different elements such as hydrogen and helium compose the stars.
- Stars have their own gravity. Thanks to their gravity, the stars keep their shape.
- According to the NatGeo website, “Apart from the Sun, all the luminous points that we see in the sky are in light-years from Earth.”
- Stars are in a superheated state of matter.
The stars we see in the sky at night are more curious than they appear. Stars are also part of human history; within literature and mythology, they are stellar. In addition to being a focus of study in society, stars are an element of praise in some cultures.