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Homework Help: Astronomy - help!

Posted by anonymous on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 7:51pm.

The earliest fossil records indicate that life appeared on Earth about a billion years after the formation of the solar system. What is the most mass that a star could have in order that its life-time on the main-sequence is long enough to permit life to form on one or more of its planets? Assume that the evolutionary processes would be similar to those that occurred on the Earth.

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