Which stars live the longest in the universe?

supermassive stars
big star
little stars
the mass of the star has no effect on its lifetime
Large and su­per-­mas­sive stars rapidly burn out. The lifetime of the blue su­per­giant is only a few tens of millions of years. Mean­while, the small red dwarfs emit small amounts of energy and burn out very slowly - it is es­ti­mat­ed that they may shine through the hundreds of billions of years.

Answers distribution

supermassive stars
big star
little stars
the mass of the star has no effect on its lifetime
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flagFrance
0%
11%
70%
17%
17
flagthe United States
16%
1%
64%
16%
113
flagAustralia
9%
9%
63%
9%
11
flagPoland
13%
5%
53%
26%
3367
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
2%
52%
33%
89
flagIndia
24%
10%
51%
14%
49
flagGermany
12%
8%
50%
27%
48
flagItaly
10%
0%
50%
40%
10
flagNorway
15%
23%
46%
15%
13
flagRepublic of Ireland
18%
0%
45%
36%
11
flagUU
25%
6%
43%
25%
16
flagCanada
20%
0%
40%
40%
10

Gender

men53%
women39%
supermassive stars
15%
17%
big star
5%
7%
little stars
53%
39%
the mass of the star has no effect on its lifetime
25%
35%

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Author: Krzysztof Moskal
Illustration: ESA/Hubble
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