Chandrasekhar limit

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definition The maximum mass limit for a white dwarf star, ~1.44 solar masses. White dwarf stars in a binary system accreting mass from a companion will collapse in a Type II supernova once this limit is exceeded.
scope note Not to be confused with the Schonberg-Chandrasekhar limit.
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