Does gravitation explain the ignition of nascent stars?

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If we take a condensing gas cloud that will eventually form a planet and consider its composition with respect to gravitation we find that those particles at the centre being in zero g have freedom in all 3 spatial directions. As we move outwards the upward directional movement becomes limited but the downward directional movement is aided. So the centre can be considered more energetic than anything further from the centre. This should result in a concentration of collisions at the centre causing an increase in energy. This will be amplified by the gradual effect of the inward traveling particles from above. This could explain why stars ignite in the first place as the pressure grows. Throughout the process of increasing pressure the centre still has free movement in 3 spacial dimenions it being at zero g.
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