Q&A: Normal Stars, White Dwarf Stars, and Star Clusters
What kinds of stars are there? How big are stars? Who are some famous people who studied stars?
The next set of web pages contain information on the life cycle of
stars, and page 3 has a useful image with the different types of stars
listed on it:
The size of stars varies greatly - they can have diameters from less
than 12 miles across to more than 500 times the diameter of the Sun.
One of the famous people who studied stars is Annie Jump Cannon, an
American astronomer born in 1863 who studied stars and discovered
hundreds of variable stars (stars with changing brightness) - many of
the others are listed on this page: