What Are the Characteristics of a High-Mass Star?

Answer A high-mass star is generally classified as any star that is greater than one solar mass (the mass of the sun). Some high-mass stars greatly exceed one solar mass, with some being over 100 times ma... Read More »

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What Are the Characteristics of a Maritime Tropical Air Mass?

Air masses are meteorological phenomena responsible for affecting weather conditions. Air masses are identified by formal classifications, including Arctic, Polar and Tropical. Sub-classifications ... Read More »

What Are the Characteristics of the Sun As an Average-Sized Star?

The radiant energy emitted from the Sun is the source of all life on Earth. Although the Sun is the most massive and luminous body in the solar system, it is nowhere near the largest or brightest ... Read More »

A Star's Characteristics of Brightness, Mass and Temperature?

A star is an object that undergoes nuclear fusion (the process of hydrogen atoms into heavier elements) in its core. Three of the most important characteristics to consider when analyzing a star ar... Read More »

What is a high pressure air mass?

High pressure air masses do not produce the type of adverse weather as low pressure air masses do. However, all locations within and around a high pressure air mass are impacted, due to the positio... Read More »