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Match the mass of stars to the correct end stage of the star's life. MSun is the mass of the Sun. Mass Final Stage

i. 4MSun a. Black hole
ii. 18MSun b. White dwarf
iii. 50MSun c. Neutron star

A
i.c.
ii.b.
iii.a.
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B
i.b.
ii.c.
iii.a.
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C
i.b.
ii.a.
iii.c.
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i.a.
ii.c.
iii.b.
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Solution

The correct option is B i.b.
ii.c.
iii.a.
The evolution and death of a star depends on the mass of the star:
  • If the star's mass 8MSun, the star becomes a white dwarf in its end stage.
  • If the star's mass >8MSun and 25MSun, the star becomes a neutron star in its end stage.
  • If the star's mass >25MSun, the star becomes a black hole in its end stage.
Mass Final Stage
i. 4MSun b. White dwarf
ii. 18MSun c. Neutron star
iii. 50MSun a. Black hole

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