BDanielMayfield wrote:neufer wrote:BDanielMayfield wrote:
... if most stars go through the Red Giant phase ...
Most stars DO NOT go through the Red Giant phase:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_dwarf wrote:
<<Red dwarfs are by far the most common type of star in the Milky Way, at least in the neighborhood of the Sun. According to some estimates, red dwarfs make up three-quarters of the stars in the Milky Way. Because of the comparatively short age of the universe, no red dwarfs exist at advanced stages of evolution.>>
Um, pardon me, but from that same Wikipedia article:Red giants are evolved from main-sequence stars with masses
in the range from about 0.3 M☉ to around 8 M☉.
Wouldn't that mass range include a majority of stars? It includes Red Dwarf stars from .3 to .5 solar.
If you want to be pedantic:
- Stars less than 1.0 M☉ HAVE NOT YET GONE through the Red Giant phase.