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How do stars evolve in the Universe?  Does it depend on the mass?

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Hello Jack...and thanks for using AllExperts
Yes,how stars evolve does depend on their original mass. Generally, the more massive a star is the shorter will be its lifetime because they burn their fuel faster.

Stars of one solar mass live for about 10-billion years. Much more massive than that and the star won't go much beyond 10-million years and less.

Here's a breakdown of how various stars end up, depending on their mass --
A. One solar mass end up as white dwarf stars
B. Five to eight solar masses the star ends up as a neutron star
C. Greater than about eight solar masses, the star will become a black hole

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I`d be pleased to answer questions about any aspect of astronomy, particularly those related to cosmology, astrophysics, and planetary sciences. I can also provide reliable information on unique topics like dark energy, dark matter, black holes, etc.,.

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Teacher, adult after-hours education at local community college, including frequent "star parties." I have my own telescope system, and continue to stay apace of recent developments and emerging theories in the field.

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