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Testing the Mass of Stars

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  • The length of time a star is considered a main sequence star depends on its initial mass. Is it better for stars to have more or less mass? Use the interactive below to help you determine the answer to this question.  In the interactive there are four different masses for a star. Start with the small star and click the play button to see what happens to the star. Continue until you have tested all four stars.

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