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Topic: Star-forming regions

How they start from stars

The ionization process

What causes the color

How the process repeats


I used voice memos on the iPhone to record my voice (not very fancy, but I find it works)

I used sound trap to edit my audio. I struggled with it because I could not add a fade out at the beginning of an audio. I could only do a fade in. So I added the music twice for the beginning and end.

A link to how HII regions form. I did research on this topic for SSI and this is one of the reliable sources my professor and I found.

Glossy by Coma-Media was the song of choice.

In this podcast I will give a brief gist on how star forming regions are made. It starts with massive young stars with high energy emitting space dust. The energy from the stars then ionizes the hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen within the space dust. The region of ionized particles surrounding the stars is often called an HII region by astrophysicists or Stromgren spheres in theoretical physics. The ionization causes there to be more particles, which contributes to the expansion alongside the stars, pushing the region outward. The particles collide and cause photon emission, which is why star forming regions are so colorful. Eventually the dust collects and makes new stars and the process repeats in new star forming regions.

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