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    THE MASSES OF THE STARS. The masses of all the double stars for which sufficient data are available have recently been calculated by Prof. H. N. Russell (Popular Astronomy, vol. xxv., p. 666). The results for the mean mass of a pair of stars, grouped according to the spectral classes of the bright components, are summarised in the following table, the unit being the mass of the sun:—

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