Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar found the limit at which a star’s mass is too big for it to stabilize after it runs out of fuel. If the star is bigger than this limit, it will collapse under its own gravity and become a black hole.
Chandrasekhar limit Term Timeline in A Brief History of Time
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