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Daily cosmobite: the life of stars

The Sun on 28 August 2012Some stars live longer than other ones. It all depends on their mass. Hot massive stars use up their fuel very quickly and die spectacularly after only a few million years. In contrast a cooler, less massive star like our own Sun is expected to keep shining for 10 thousand million years.

The Sun on 28 August 2012. Photo Nick Lomb

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