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Vocabulary in Context: High-Mass Stars

Mastering Astronomy assignment 13 (Ch. 16 & 17)
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The Crab Nebula is the result of a ____ that was witnessed on Earth in the year 1054.
supernova
Betelgeuse is a supergiant star that will eventually supernova, which means that by mass it is classified as a ____ .
high-mass star
The debris from the death of a high-mass star forms a ___ several light years across.
supernova remnant
A _____ has a density higher than the density of a white dwarf.
neutron star
____ actually occurred about 150,000 years ago in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Supernova 1987A
The ____ is the process by which hydrogen fusion proceeds in high-mass stars.
CNO cycle
Carbon can be converted into oxygen in the cores of high-mass stars if carbon nuclei undergo a _____ .
helium capture reaction