chandrasekhar limit

Chandrasekhar Limit

by Jean Tate September 21, 2009

When a human puts on too much weight, there is an increased risk of heart attack; when a white dwarf star puts on too much weight (i.e. adds mass), there is the mother of all fatal heart attacks, a supernova explosion. The greatest mass a white dwarf star can have before it goes supernova is […]

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