New Mass-Loss Measurements from Astrospheric Lyα Absorption

@article{Wood2005NewMM,
  title={New Mass-Loss Measurements from Astrospheric Lyα Absorption},
  author={B. Wood and H. Mueller and G. Zank and J. Linsky and S. Redfield},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={628}
}
Measurements of stellar mass-loss rates are used to assess how wind strength varies with coronal activity and age for solar-like stars. Mass loss generally increases with activity, but we find evidence that winds suddenly weaken at a certain activity threshold. Very active stars are often observed to have polar starspots, and we speculate that the magnetic field geometry associated with these spots may be inhibiting the winds. Our inferred mass-loss/age relation represents an empirical estimate… Expand
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