Very High-Mass Stars

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    • 20 to 100 Times the Sun’s Mass

      In any batch of newly formed stars, the most massive ones are the rarest and shortest lived. Only one in about five hundred thousand stars has more than twenty times the mass of the Sun. In spite of their rarity, these stars are so luminous that they are easily seen at great distances.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Stars

      Keywords: Astrophysics, Stars--Mass, Stars--Luminosity function

      Audience: General