Quiz 11. Fates of Stars

Name: ________________________ GIVEN 11/8 ID number: ________________________

Compare the life-cycles, from birth to death, of low-mass stars and high-mass stars (low-mass stars have masses comparable to the Sun's mass, while high-mass stars typically have masses a dozen times the Sun's mass). What are the eventual fates of low-mass and high-mass stars, and what stages do they go through? Identify at least two stage that low-mass and high-mass stars have in common, one stage which only low-mass stars have, and one stage which only high-mass stars have.

Joshua E. Barnes (barnes@ifa.hawaii.edu)

Last modified: November 8, 2001