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The maximum mass of White Dwarf stars is 1.44 times the mass of the sun. What is this limit called?

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Roche's Limit
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Chandrasekhar limit
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Hill radius
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None of these
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The correct option is B Chandrasekhar limit
In the 1930s, while conducting research on the stars, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar found out mathematically that the maximum mass of White Dwarf stars is 1.44 times the mass of the Sun. This limit is crucial in the evolution of stars. This is known as Chandrasekhar Limit.

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