Astronomy Hwk Assignment 6

1. What is a planetary nebula?
2. What would the major impact be on Earth be if the Earth remained in its present orbit and our Sun was 50% more massive than it is now?
3. Under certain circumstances a white dwarf will go nova becoming much brighter for a short period of time. What special circumstance is required for this event to occur?.
4. Why is a large mass required to have a supernova event?
5. How are neutron stars created?

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