Chandrasekhar limit

noun Chan·dra·se·khar limit \ˌchəndrəˈshā(ˌ)kär-\

Definition of Chandrasekhar limit

  1. :  the maximum mass at which a star near the end of its life cycle can become a white dwarf and above which the star will collapse to form a neutron star or black hole :  a stellar mass equal to about 1.4 solar masses

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Origin and Etymology of chandrasekhar limit

after Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar †1995 American (Indian-born) physicist

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to cast off or become cast off

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