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main sequence

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Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
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main sequence

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main sequence

  1. (astronomy): A major grouping of stars that creates a narrow band from the upper left to the lower right when plotted by luminosity and surface temperature on a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
  2. The area on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram in which the main sequence is located

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