Low-Mass Stars

Part of Hall of the Universe.

Low-mass stars_HERO AMNH/D. Finnin

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.