Mass—The DNA of Stars
Lecture no. 9 from the course: The Life and Death of Stars
Taught by Professor Keivan G. Stassun | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Learn how mass is like a star’s DNA, as it determines all of a star’s physical characteristics. Astronomers can measure a star’s mass by observing another star in orbit around it. Explore the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, which shows that stars of different masses fall into well-defined classes.