Degenerate Cores

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Super Nova - Current Models - Core Collapse
... Very massive stars can undergo core collapse when nuclear fusion suddenly becomes unable to sustain the core against its own gravity this is the cause of all types of supernova ... Core collapse can be caused by several different mechanisms electron capture exceeding the Chandrasekhar limit pair-instability or photodisintegration ... When a massive star develops an iron core larger than the Chandrasekhar mass it will no longer be able to support itself by electron degeneracy ...

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