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The answer to the original hypothesis is YES it seems feasible but the most-likely explanation is asymmetry (due to some as-yet undiscovered cause) in the supernova explosion of a single progenitor star. A simplified example model of the original hypothesis expanded and constrained is as follows:- An original binary system comprises a primary star of ...


What you are looking for is called the stellar mass function by astronomers. It is the distribution of masses for stars. There is a nice review of the definitions, measurements, and basic theory in Galactic Stellar and Substellar Initial Mass Function, Chabrier 2003, PASP 115 763. It discusses both the initial mass function (IMF) and the present-day mass ...

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