Schonberg-Chandrasekhar limit

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Chandrasekhar-Schonberg limit
Schoenberg-Chandrasekhar limit
Schönberg-Chandrasekhar limit
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definition During the main sequence stage, a star burns the hydrogen in its core and transforms it into helium. When the helium mass amounts to about 10% of the initial stellar mass, the star can no longer maintain the hydrostatic equilibrium in its core; the star increases its volume and leaves the main sequence in order to become a red giant.
scope note Not to be confused with the Chandrasekhar limit.
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