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A self-luminous celestial body, such as the sun, that generates nuclear energy within its core. Stars are not distributed uniformly throughout the universe, but are collected together in galaxies. The age and lifetime of a star are related to its mass (see stellar evolution; Hertzsprung–Russell diagram).

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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