The Evolution of Massive Helium Stars, Including Mass Loss

  title={The Evolution of Massive Helium Stars, Including Mass Loss},
  author={S. Woosley},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • S. Woosley
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The evolution of helium stars with initial masses in the range 1.6 to 120 Msun is studied, including the effects of mass loss by winds. These stars are assumed to form in binary systems when their expanding hydrogenic envelopes are promptly lost just after helium ignition. Significant differences are found with single star evolution, chiefly because the helium core loses mass during helium burning rather than gaining it from hydrogen shell burning. Consequently presupernova stars for a given… CONTINUE READING
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