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
flagFrance
0%
8%
76%
16%
25
flagRussia
8%
8%
75%
8%
12
flagSwitzerland
8%
0%
75%
16%
12
flagAustralia
4%
4%
69%
17%
23
flagthe United States
13%
2%
63%
19%
172
flagUnknown
13%
4%
62%
18%
355
flagSpain
20%
0%
60%
20%
10
flagPoland
13%
4%
56%
24%
5312
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
3%
56%
28%
153
flagIndia
21%
6%
54%
18%
131
flagGermany
11%
6%
54%
25%
81
flagItaly
7%
0%
53%
38%
13
flagthe Philippines
10%
10%
52%
15%
19
flagNorway
14%
21%
50%
14%
14
flagthe Netherlands
10%
0%
42%
47%
19
flagUkraine
7%
7%
42%
42%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
28%
0%
42%
28%
14
flagCanada
16%
0%
41%
33%
12

Gender

men58%
women42%
supermassive stars
14%
16%
big star
5%
6%
little stars
58%
42%
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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