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What are the stages of a life cycle of a star?

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Hi Brett...
The life cycles of a star depends on its original mass ---

A. One solar mass
1.Protostar stage
2.Main sequence stage
3.Red Giant stage
4.White Dwarf stage

B. Five solar masses
1.Protostar stage
2.Main Sequence stage
3.Red Giant stage
4.Supernova
5.Neutron star

C. Ten solar masses
1.Protostar stage
2.Main Sequence stage
3.Red Giant stage
4.Supernova
5.Black hole

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