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hydrostatic equilibrium


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The balance in a star between its gravitational force, which is directed inwards, and the outward forces of radiation pressure and gas pressure. Because these forces balance, the star neither collapses inwards upon itself nor flies apart.

Subjects: Environmental Science — Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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