Gravitational-collapse meaning

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The implosion of a star or other celestial body under the influence of its own gravity, resulting in a body that is many times smaller and denser than the original body.
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The process by which stars, star clusters, and galaxies form from interstellar gas under the influence of gravity.
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The implosion of a star or other celestial body as a result of its own gravity, resulting in a body that is many times smaller and denser than the original body.
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The process by which stars, star clusters, and galaxies form from interstellar gas under the influence of gravity. Clusters of matter are drawn together by gravitational pull, with additional matter continuing to accumulate until the growing nebula develops into even denser gaseous bodies such as stars or groups of stars.
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The stage in the evolution of a star in which the pressure of the star is insufficient to maintain it at a stable size, and its material falls inward under its own gravitational attraction, eventually forming a black hole or a neutron star, and sometimes accompanied by a supernova explosion.
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