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Chandrasekhar limit

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The Chandrasekhar limit (tʃʌndrəˈseɪkər) is the maximum mass of a stable white dwarf star. The currently accepted value of the Chandrasekhar limit is about (2.765e30kg). White dwarfs resist gravitational collapse primarily through electron degeneracy pressure, compared to main sequence stars, which resist collapse through thermal pressure. The Chandrasekhar limit is the mass above which electron degeneracy pressure in the star's core is insufficient to balance the star's own gravitational self-attraction. Consequently, a white dwarf with a mass greater than the limit is subject to further gravitational collapse, evolving into a different type of stellar remnant, such as a neutron star or black hole. Those with masses up to the limit remain stable as white dwarfs. The Tolman–Oppenheimer–Volkoff limit is theoretically a next level to reach in order for a neutron star to collapse into a denser form such as a black hole. The limit was named after Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. Chandrase
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