main sequence star


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main sequence star

[′mān ¦sē·kwəns ′stär]
(astronomy)
Any of those stars in the smooth curve termed the main sequence in a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
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General relativity tells us that a main sequence star will, in terms of its mass, form a dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.
The light output from normal main sequence stars approximately follows a black body spectral distribution.
8244 c/d, which is within the characteristic range for g-mode pulsation of hotter main sequence stars.
Proportion of main sequence stars Spectral type Colour Proportion (%) O Blue 0.