Mass loss from hot massive stars

  title={Mass loss from hot massive stars},
  author={Joachim Puls and Jorick S. Vink and Francisco Najarro},
  journal={The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review},
Mass loss is a key process in the evolution of massive stars, and must be understood quantitatively if it is to be successfully included in broader astrophysical applications such as galactic and cosmic evolution and ionization. In this review, we discuss various aspects of radiation driven mass loss, both from the theoretical and the observational side. We focus on developments in the past decade, concentrating on the winds from OB-stars, with some excursions to the winds from Luminous Blue… 
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