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Massive Stars: Key to Solving the Cosmic Puzzle

  title={Massive Stars: Key to Solving the Cosmic Puzzle},
  author={Aida Wofford and Claus Leitherer and Nolan R. Walborn and Myron A. Smith and Maria Angeles Pena-Guerrero and Luciana Bianchi and David Thilker and John D. Hillier and Jes'us Ma'iz Apell'aniz and Miriam Garc'ia and Artemio Herrero},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
We describe observations in the nearby universe (<100 Mpc) with a 10-m or larger space-based telescope having imaging and spectral capabilities in the range 912-9000 \AA that would enable advances in the fields of massive stars, young populations, and star-forming galaxies, that are essential for achieving the Cosmic Origins Program objectives i) how are the chemical elements distributed in galaxies and dispersed in the circumgalactic and intergalactic medium; and ii) when did the first stars… Expand

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