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Questions regarding large spheres of plasma undergoing fusion.

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According to current knowledge, yes. If the gas cloud is too massive, the pressure of the radiation prevents the collapse and the star formation. The article Stars Have a Size Limit by Michael … Schirber, it's about 150 Solar Masses. However, there's the Pistol Star, which is speculated to be 200 SM. In the article 'Das wechselhafte Leben der Sterne' by Ralf Launhard (Spektrum 8/2013) there's a …
answered Sep 27 '13 by Danubian Sailor
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Do we know (have we observed and cataloged) any rogue star, being not part of galaxy, but drifting somewhere in inter-galactic space? I know that determining if a star is a part of galaxy or not is …
asked Oct 15 '13 by Danubian Sailor
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In a museum in Lviv, I saw a pocket cellular clock. I don't have a photo, but it was a small disc that had 2 or 3 filaments in it which were pointed at the stars (one of them was Andromeda, I think). …
asked Sep 24 '13 by Danubian Sailor