A protostar is a gas giant planet which turns into a small star. The gas giant in question does have sufficient mass to sustain a fusion reaction and thereby act as a star, however it does not have enough mass to start the reaction by itself. The process of turning a gas giant into a protostar is called "helioforming" (as in terraforming).
Protostars of The VerseEdit
- Murphy (Protostar)