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MSLIFE

MSLIFE

Purpose


  This function returns the approximate main sequence lifetime as a
  function of stellar mass. It is valid only for stars >~ 1 Msolar

Category


  astrophysics
 

Inputs


  mass: Stellar masses, in units of a solar mass. Scalar or vector

Outputs


  lifetime(mass), in years

Procedure


  The equation used is t = 10^10 * M^-2.9

Modification History


  November 2009: Written by Chris Beaumont



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