Schönberg-Chandrasekhar limit


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Schönberg–Chandrasekhar limit

(shœn -berg) An upper limit on the mass of the core of a main-sequence star: a star will leave the main sequence and become a red giant when it has exhausted hydrogen supplies totalling some 12% of its original mass.

Schönberg-Chandrasekhar limit

[′shərn‚bərg ¦chan·drə′sā·kər ‚lim·ət]