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Describe the Hertzsprung-Russel diagram. How is it useful in classifying stars? Where do stars tend to cluster on the diagram? Where on the H-R diagram does a star spend most of its life?

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1. About HRD - 100 words
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The Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram

There are a number of tools astronomers and astrophysicists use to study the universe and its properties from earth. To study the stars, one of the main tools many utilize is the Hertzsprung-Russel diagram (H-RD). According to the Australia Telescope National Facility or ATNF which operates under CSIRO (2014), the H-RD "originated in 1911 when the Danish astronomer, Ejnar Hertzsprung, plotted the absolute magnitude of stars against their colour (hence effective ...

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