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Meaning of Chandrasekhar limit

Chan•dra•se'khar lim"it

Pronunciation: (shän"dru-sā'kär), [key]
— Astron. Astron.
  1. the mass limit above which a star has too much mass to become a white dwarf after gravitational collapse, approximately 1.44 solar masses.
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