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MODULE: From the Universe to the Atom
TOPIC: Origins of the Elements (II)
QUESTION:
Part a) Explain why the presence of white drawf stars helps to indicate the age of clusters.

Part b) Explain the future of a main-sequence star 9 times the mass of our Sun.

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In a star cluster every star is expected to be formed from the same cloud of interstellar gas and are expected to have all most similar properties. It is more likely that the star of size of our sun is to be formed from this interstellar gas than the giant stars.  

White dwarfs are formed When a Sun-typ...

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