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What determines the amount of gravitational contraction in a star?

Chandrasekhar Limit ~ 1.4 times the mass of our sun. If a star weighs below the limit, then it remains stable as a white dwarf. The gravity is not able to squish the 馃専. However, if it weighs more then the star collapses under it's own weight and becomes a black hole.

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