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Why should this be? It really turns out to be no mystery, once we realize that the most fundamental property of a star is, precisely, its mass. A star’s mass governs all its other 15 16 Stars The Hertzsprung–Russell diagram for main sequence stars, in which luminosity is plotted against surface temperature. The numbers along the main sequence line refer to stellar masses, expressed in solar masses. The diagram can also be drawn up using the x-axis to show spectral classes or the color index of stars, each variant slightly changing the shape of the main sequence line.

As it was, irregularities of shape and internal turbulence caused it to start rotating (figure (a)). As the cloud contracted further, its rotational speed increased, like a skater accelerating her pirouette (Q. 162). As the nebula became denser, its temperature increased due to collisions between its fast-moving molecules and atoms. Soon the young Sun had formed at the cloud’s center (Q. 1), while the periphery became flattened under centrifugal force and took the shape of an extended disk (b and c).

Note that stellar diameters also increase with mass, as they do with temperature and luminosity (Q. 9). Massive stars consume their hydrogen more quickly, which means that their lifetimes are short. e. hundreds of times the current age of the Universe! 8 times that of the Sun) are by far the most numerous and represent approximately 90% of all the stars in the main sequence. Very massive stars (over eight times the mass of the Sun) are rare. Some stars are not even on the main sequence, however.

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