Organizing the Stars

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    • Astronomers sort stars by placing them on a diagram according to their luminosity and surface temperature. By plotting a star in this way, we can immediately learn about its size, mass, and stage of life.

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    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Stars

      Keywords: Astrophysics, Stars--Classification, Stars--Temperature, Stars--Mass, Stars--Evolution, Stars--Luminosity function

      Audience: General