What are the stages of star birth and star death?

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Mar 24, 2016

Depends on whether it starts out as a light star or heavy weight, but two broad pathways are possible - with one sub-pathway.


Stars with smallish mass tend to become Red Giants over time and then become a White Dwarf star.

Larger stars burn out quicker and also become Red Giant stars, but from this stage they become a supernova. After that, they either become a super dense neutron star or become a black hole.

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