• Question: How are stars formed and how do shooting stars from

    Asked by space girl 11 to Andrea, Charlie ๐Ÿš€, Col Op, Kirsty, Vinita on 20 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 20 Jun 2016:

      gas starts to stick together, which makes gravity stronger with gathers more gas, at some point there is enough pressure to start nuclear fusion ( so atoms of one thing sticking to the atoms of another thing) and the star starts to glow- it;s a bit like making a candy floss- you start with a little bit and it gets bigger and bigger until you have the whole thing ๐Ÿ™‚

      Shooting stars are bits of dust, space junk or small rocks that burn up in the upper atmosphere so we can see them.

    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 20 Jun 2016:

      What Kirsty said ๐Ÿ™‚