Luminosities and mass-loss rates of SMC and LMC AGB stars and red supergiants

@article{Groenewegen2009LuminositiesAM,
  title={Luminosities and mass-loss rates of SMC and LMC AGB stars and red supergiants},
  author={Martin A. T. Groenewegen and G. C. Sloan and Igor Soszyński and Eric A. Petersen},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2009},
  volume={506},
  pages={1277-1296}
}
Context. Mass loss is one of the fundamental properties of Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars, and through the enrichment of the interstellar medium, AGB stars are key players in the life cycle of dust and gas in the universe. However, a quantitative understanding of the mass-loss process is still largely lacking, particularly its dependence on metallicity. Aims. To investigate the relation between mass loss, luminosity and pulsation period for a large sample of evolved stars in the Small and… Expand
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