One of the most useful and powerful plots in astrophysics is the Hertzsprung-
Russell diagram (hereafter called the
The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (
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Stars in the stable phase of hydrogen burning lie along the Main Sequence according to their mass. After a star uses up all the hydrogen in its core, it leaves the ...
That was not the case however, for the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. A
significant tool to aid in the understanding of stellar evolution, the
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These can be plotted to form what is one of the most useful plots for stellar
astronomy, the Hertzsprung-Russell (or
These diagrams, called the Hertzsprung-Russell or
To make an