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    So can explain the formation of each and why we get one as oppose to the other.

    Also do they both end the same way, if that makes sense?
    Do they both form white dwarfs?
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    So can explain the formation of each and why we get one as oppose to the other.

    Also do they both end the same way, if that makes sense?
    Do they both form white dwarfs?
    Broadly:
    red giants will go on to produce white dwarves
    red supergiants will go on to have core collapse supernovae leaving neutron stars (or black holes)

    The most important factor determining a stars destiny is it's mass the most massive stars become red supergiants (several times the mass of our sun) and the less massive stars (e.g. our sun) will become red giants
 
 
 
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