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    The Life Span of a Star

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    Please discuss the following: In general, is it possible to determine the life span of an individual star simply by noting its position on the H-R diagram?

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    Just as many things we know today, even stars in our solar system have a life span that can be determined by noting its position on the H-R diagram. Once a star has been categorized based on their size (dwarfs, giants, super giants), they are plotted based on stellar luminosities on the H-R diagram. The life time cycle of the ...

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    This solution of 234 explains how astronomers determine the life span of a star using the H-R diagram. One reference is provided.