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stellar remnant

(leftovers from a mainstream star)

A stellar remnant is specifically the leftovers of a main sequence star. It is typically a compact object such as a white dwarf, neutron star, or stellar-mass black hole.

(star type,stellar evolution)
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Referenced by pages:
black hole (BH)
candidate companion (CC)
compact object (CO)
core collapse supernova (CCSN)
main-sequence lifetime (MS lifetime)
supernova remnant (SNR)
stellar-mass black hole
stellar demographics
stellar evolution
Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff limit (TOV)
white dwarf (WD)