Re: SPACE/EVOLUTION: Physicists fold their hand

From: Terry Egan (
Date: Sat Jul 22 2000 - 18:00:16 MDT

On Sat, 22 Jul 2000 06:10:28 -0600, Amara wrote:

>...Also note that the late stages of
>stellar evolution are very rapid, compared to the hydrogen and helium
>phases. Oxygen burning only lasts of order 6 months. "Silicon-burning"
>is finished in about a day.

Does the mass of the star matter?

>...So therefore the probability of observing
>a star while in these later evolutionary phases is very small.

I'll say.
Terry Egan
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm
not sure about the universe. " --Albert Einstein

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