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.

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supermassive stars
big star
little stars
the mass of the star has no effect on its lifetime
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flagBangladesh
0%
0%
100%
0%
11
flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
0%
82%
5%
17
flagRussia
5%
5%
80%
10%
20
flagFrance
0%
8%
76%
16%
25
flagAustralia
4%
4%
70%
16%
24
flagthe United States
14%
2%
63%
19%
184
flagUnknown
13%
4%
62%
17%
363
flagPoland
13%
4%
57%
24%
5521
flagSwitzerland
15%
15%
57%
10%
19
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
3%
56%
28%
160
flagNorway
12%
18%
56%
12%
16
flagGermany
11%
6%
54%
25%
81
flagItaly
7%
0%
53%
38%
13
flagIndia
23%
6%
52%
17%
147
flagthe Philippines
15%
10%
50%
15%
20
flagPakistan
20%
10%
50%
20%
10
flagthe Netherlands
10%
0%
42%
47%
19
flagUkraine
7%
7%
42%
42%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
28%
0%
42%
28%
14
flagCanada
15%
7%
38%
30%
13

Gender

men58%
women41%
supermassive stars
14%
16%
big star
5%
6%
little stars
58%
41%
the mass of the star has no effect on its lifetime
21%
34%

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Author: Krzysztof Moskal
Illustration: ESA/Hubble
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