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Why are Stars Star-Shaped? – Minute Physics

If we know that stars are massive spheres of hot gases, then why do we draw them with lots of twinkly points? Why doesn’t “star-shaped” mean a round shape? The answer: We see stars as pointy (and so does the Hubble Space Telescope). Minute Physics explains.

Related watching: more stars, including how the colors of stars tell us what they’re made of, and how stars help us see distant planets.

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