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What are the stages of the death of a star? Are they different for different types of stars?

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Answered Mar 20Science
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Hassan AhmadA savvy physicist, perfect for slow learners!285 students helped

If a star has a great amount of mass, it explodes as a supernova and most likely into a black hole. If it's not massive enough, it will likely form a neutron star or a white dwarf.

Answered Aug 18Science
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Shuheb MiahBarts Medic | GCSE Maths & A-Level Science | 5+years exp | 40+ students | 2500+ hours129 students helped

For all stars, It starts off with: Nebula > Protostar > Main sequence star (e.g Sun) Then comes the ‘dying’ stages: Small stars- main sequence star > red giant > white dwarf Big stars- Main sequence star > red supergiant > supernova > neutron star Massive stars- Main sequence star > red supergiant > supernova > black hole