May 17, 2004
Fat Stars

While a little heavy on the weight-gain puns, this article still manages to convey a great celestial mystery... how large stars get, well, large. Current models nicely account for the formation of smallish stars like the sun, but anything over 8 solar masses can't be accounted for. However, since such "heavy" stars are common, scientists have some 'splainin to do.

Posted by scott at May 17, 2004 12:15 PM

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