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View Full Version : Astronomers Hint that our Sun won’t Terminate as the Typical Planetary Nebula



Fraser
2013-Apr-18, 06:00 PM
Textbooks often cite that planetary nebulae (PNe, plural) represent an endstate for lower-mass single stars. But conversely, recent research suggests that most PNe stem from binary systems. The lowest mass star theorized to form the typical PN is near 1 solar mass, and thus without a companion the Sun may not surpass the mass limit [...]

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