When is a star stable?

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when it has finished fusing hydrogen into helium

when the radiation pressure matches the force from gravity

when it has started fusing hydrogen more slowly

when it has heated up to at least 3,000 degrees Celsius

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A star is in equilibrium when the radiation pressure matches the force from gravity.

    That doesn't mean it doesn't change. The radiation pressure is there to counterbalance gravity, because hydrogen is fusing into helium. Once the hydrogen has burned up, a new equilibrium will occur.

  • 1 decade ago

    Radiation pressure matches gravity it is stable.Most main sequence stars are in this state like our Sun.

  • 1 decade ago

    When they aren't doped up on drugs and getting into trouble with the authorities like Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton? OH! You're referring to celestial bodies and not moronic celebrities. I see now. My bad

  • 1 decade ago

    when the radiation pressure matches the force from gravity

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You are an ignoramus. It's nothing to be ashamed about; we all start out in this world knowing nothing. The choice before you now is whether or not you want to become something better, or remain a useless immoral cheating simpleton forever.

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