Progenitors of Core-Collapse Supernovae

  title={Progenitors of Core-Collapse Supernovae},
  author={Steven J. Smartt},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • S. Smartt
  • Published 5 August 2009
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Knowledge of the progenitors of core-collapse supernovae is a fundamental component in understanding the explosions. The recent progress in finding such stars is reviewed. The minimum initial mass that can produce a supernova (SN) has converged to 8 ± 1 M⊙ from direct detections of red supergiant progenitors of II-P SNe and the most massive white dwarf progenitors, although this value is model dependent. It appears that most type Ibc SNe arise from moderate mass interacting binaries. The highly… 

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  • J. Groh
  • Physics
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2017
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  • S. Smartt
  • Physics
    Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
  • 2015
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