## Which of the following lists the three named stars in order of increasing mass (lowest mass first)? A.) Barnard’s Star, Altair, Spica<

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Which of the following lists the three named stars in order of increasing mass (lowest mass first)?
A.) Barnard’s Star, Altair, Spica

B.) Altair, Barnard’s Star, Spica

C.) Spica, Altair, Barnard’s Star

D.) Barnard’s Star, Spica, Altair

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Option (A)

Step-by-step explanation:

The Barnard’s Star is usually considered to be a red dwarf, that is approximately six light-years away from the location of earth. It is present in the Ophiuchus constellation and forms the 4th proximate star to the sun.

Altair refers to the bright shining star present in the Aquila constellation. It forms the 12th brightest star that occurs in the night sky.

Spica is one of the proximate stars to the earth and that is extremely large having a mass of almost ten times the mass of the sun.

The mass of Barnard’s star is= 2.864 × 10^29 kg

The mass of the Altair is= 3.56 × 10^30 kg

The mass of the Spica= 19.89 × 10^30 kg

The arrangement of these given stars in the increasing order are as follows-

Barnard’s star (minimum) < Altair star < Spica star (maximum)

Hence, the correct answer is option (A).