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The Chandrasekhar Limit is accepted to be approximately 1.4 times the mass of the Sun. A star that exceeds this mass is destined to end its life in a most violent form of explosion. What is it called when a star explodes in this manner?

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Red giant
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Black hole
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White dwarf
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Supernova
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The correct option is D Supernova
Supernova is the explosion of a star and the largest one that takes place in space. A supernova occurs where there is a change in the core of a star. This change can occur in two different ways. One type happens in the binary star system, and other happens at the end of a single star's lifetime.

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