One of the most useful and powerful plots in astrophysics is the Hertzsprung-
Russell diagram (hereafter called the
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These diagrams, called the Hertzsprung-Russell or
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The most surprising thing about the
That was not the case however, for the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. A
significant tool to aid in the understanding of stellar evolution, the
These can be plotted to form what is one of the most useful plots for stellar
astronomy, the Hertzsprung-Russell (or
The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (