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A cataclysmic destruction of the star in a supernova explosion. See related questions
Stellar fate is linked to stellar mass. For the very low mass Red Dwarfs, the final stage is a White Dwarf star. For Sun sized stars, the end stage is again a White Dwarf, following a brief fling as a Red Giant. For moderately more massive stars, it's still a White Dwarf. For really massive stars, it's a Neutron Star, and for the most massive of all, a Black Hole.
In many binary stars, there can be a flow of material between the two stars, disturbing the normal process of stellar evolution. As the flow progresses, the evolutionary stage of the stars will advance, even as the relative masses change. Eventually, the originally more massive star will reach the next stage in its evolution despite having lost much of its mass to its companion.
A white dwarf is oldest because it is the final stage in the evolution of most stars, more or less.
Massive stars get hotter, burn their fuel faster, and therefore live shorter.With respect to their "death": Stars of "normal" mass become white dwarves; more massive stars become neutron stars, and the most massive stars become black holes.
Sometimes if the conditions are just right a huge diamond! (the final stage of nucleosynthesis of stars that are not more massive is carbon Theoretically, they get dimmer and dimmer until they become "black dwarfs".
The final stages of a star are dependent on its mass, size and hydrogen abundance. Super massive stars may ultimately collapse on their own weight turning into Black Holes. Lighter stars will have a different fate as small and cool dwarfs.
Most stars are on the main sequence. This is mainly due to the abundance of red dwarfs.
White dwarf stars.
W. Sutantyo has written: 'The effect of stellar evolution on the synchronous rotation of components of massive close binaries' -- subject(s): Double stars, Evolution, Stars
In G-type stars, this would be the white dwarf stage. More massive stars could continue to fuse ever heavier elements, until the fusion products consist mainly of iron, and the stellar core collapses into a neutron star or a black hole.
star birth, protostar stage, main sequence stage, red giant stage, then burnout and death
A black hole is a region of space in which gravitation is so strong that not even light can escape found at the centers of galaxies and also as the final stage after the death of very massive stars.
Type II supernova. Formation of a neutron star or black hole.
A supernova can be massive but some aren't. Every supernova is a dieing star. Supernovae are exploding stars. They represent the very final stages of evolution for some stars. Supernovae, as celestial events, are huge releases of tremendous energy, as the star ceases to exist, with about 1020 times as much energy produced in the supernova explosion as our Sun releases every second.
Neutron stars are formed by supernovae. Specifically, those of stars more massive than the Sun (and therefore massive enough to overcome electron degeneracy pressure and collapse beyond the white dwarf stage), but not massive enough to overcome neutron degeneracy pressure and collapse all the way into a black hole.
As stars burn, they shed matter, becoming less massive slowly throughout their life cycle. This reduction in mass necessarily lessens their gravity, causing the stars' diameter to increase. So, many end-stage stars will be huge and bloated. Massive red giant stars are examples of this.
The massive stars turn into gas
Some massive stars will become neutron stars. When massive stars die they will either become neutron stars or black holes depending on how much mass is left behind.
There are stars massive and not-so-massive stars at all sorts of distances. However, the most massive stars are relatively rare. Also, they shine so brightly that they can be seen from far away.
What I have learned about massive stars is...
The first category is the white dwarf these are the stars that our Sun will become. The second category are the more massive stars that will collapse down to neutron stars. The final category is a black hole.
Massive stars are most likely to explode faster than smaller stars.
Massive Stars Use Their Hydrogen Much Faster Than Stars Like The Sun Do.