What Are Stars Made of?


Most stars are made by a fusion of hydrogen and helium. There are also rocks, dust and other gases present in the composition of stars. A star is made when gravitational forces fuse these compounds into what appears to be like a big hot orb.
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Stars are formed when clouds of gas, predominantly hydrogen and helium, and dust begin to condense due to gravity. The collapsing cloud forms a large, hot core that develops into a star.
When stars form they are composed of about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium, as measured by mass, with a small fraction of heavier elements such as iron.
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Stars are mostly made of gas such as hydrogen and helium. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun. Stars are composed of approximately 73% hydrogen, 25% helium, and 2% of all the other elements.
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