• Question: if there are stars bigger than the sun, how long do they live?

    Asked by Deeps 2005 to Chris on 11 Mar 2016.
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      Chris Conselice answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      Star which are more massive than the Sun live for only a short amount of time, but this depends strongly on the mass of the star. Stars that are around 100 times the mass of the Sun will only live for 100 million years. That may sound like a lot, but the Sun will live for 10,000 million years – quite a bit different!