What makes a star explode?
A star explodes when the star's core can’t produce the star anymore, resulting that the star's core getting too dense and too heavy. But then the core can’t handle it’s own gravitational force, which results in an explosion, called… A SUPERNOVA!!! A Supernova only occurs when a star is about 10 times or more bigger than our sun. This is called a “Supergiant.”
According to NASA; “When a star explodes, it shoots elements and debris and rock into space. Many of the elements we find here on Earth are made in the CORE OF STARS! These elements, travel throughout the universe to form new stars, planets and everything else in the universe.”
This quote means that when a star dies, it goes boom, and debris and elements such as Gold, Carbon, Iron, Oxygen, and etc, shoot out into the wanders of the universe. Most of these elements and debris go to dust cites called, “Nebulas,” (the building blocks of creating stars,) and form new stars using those elements. Also, those elements will go to planets such as Earth to form the building blocks we need. Iron in our body, Gold for money, Oxygen for air. Without stars exploding, we wouldn’t be HERE……..