A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time

by

Stephen Hawking

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Chandrasekhar limit Term Analysis

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.
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Chandrasekhar limit Term Timeline in A Brief History of Time

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Chapter 6
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...point, if the star is dense enough, its gravity will outweigh its expanding force. The Chandrasekhar limit states a star one and a half times the mass of our sun will not... (full context)
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When a star is above the Chandrasekhar limit it faces serious problems when running out of fuel. It might explode, losing the mass... (full context)
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...gravity. In one case, the minimum mass of the unseen object is far above the Chandrasekhar limit , meaning it is not a white dwarf or neutron star. It is most likely... (full context)