Chandrasekhar limit

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definition A limiting mass of about 1.44 Solar masses that the theory predicts a non-rotating white dwarf can attain without collapsing to become a neutron star or a black hole. Over this critical mass, the degeneracy pressure will be unable to bear the load of the bulk mass.
scope note Not to be confused with the Schonberg-Chandrasekhar limit.
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