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radiation pressure

  • n  the minute pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a wave
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  • Evidence For Theoretically Predicted Break Between Very Low Mass Stars And Brown Dwarfs
    John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stars form as interstellar gas accumulates, increasing in density and temperature. Eventually, the environment at the core of the object reaches a state where hydrogen begins fusing at a high enough rate that the outward radiation pressure and the inward gravitational force reach a balance, and a star is born. However, if the forming ...
    Dec. 15, 2013 - redOrbit

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