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Low-Mass Stars

Low-mass stars_HERO AMNH/D. Finnin

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8 to 80 Percent of the Sun’s Mass

Low-mass stars are the longest lived of the energy-producing objects in the universe. Though they far outnumber all other stars, they are the faintest ones, and thus are hard to detect. Some low-mass stars will live for trillions of years.

For Educators

Topic: Astronomy

Subtopic: Stars

Keywords: Low mass stars, Astronomy

Audience: General