Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: New Mass and Distance Estimates for Betelgeuse through Combined Evolutionary, Asteroseismic, and Hydrodynamic Simulations with MESA

@article{Joyce2020StandingOT,
  title={Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: New Mass and Distance Estimates for Betelgeuse through Combined Evolutionary, Asteroseismic, and Hydrodynamic Simulations with MESA},
  author={Meridith Joyce and Shing-Chi Leung and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Moln{\'a}r and Michael J. Ireland and Chiaki Kobayashi and Ken’ichi Nomoto},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
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