zero-age horizontal branch

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That part of the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram occupied by low-mass stars that have just undergone the helium flash. The scatter in properties of stars on the zero-age horizontal branch is due to the range of stellar masses resulting from mass loss on the giant branch. See also horizontal branch.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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