Measured Mass‐Loss Rates of Solar‐like Stars as a Function of Age and Activity

  title={Measured Mass‐Loss Rates of Solar‐like Stars as a Function of Age and Activity},
  author={B. Wood and H. Mueller and G. Zank and J. Linsky},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Collisions between the winds of solar-like stars and the local interstellar medium result in a population of hot hydrogen gas surrounding these stars. Absorption from this hot H i can be detected in high-resolution Lyspectra of these stars from the Hubble Space Telescope. The amount of absorption can be used as a diag- nostic for the stellar mass-loss rate. We present new mass-loss rate measurements derived in this fashion for four stars (� Eri, 61 Cyg A, 36 Oph AB, and 40 Eri A). Combining… Expand

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