The Galactic WC and WO stars: The impact of revised distances from Gaia DR2 and their role as massive black hole progenitors

@article{Sander2018TheGW,
  title={The Galactic WC and WO stars: The impact of revised distances from Gaia DR2 and their role as massive black hole progenitors},
  author={A. Sander and W. Hamann and H. Todt and R. Hainich and T. Shenar and V. Ramachandran and L. Oskinova},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2018}
}
Wolf-Rayet stars of the carbon sequence (WC stars) are an important cornerstone in the late evolution of massive stars before their core collapse. As core-helium burning, hydrogen-free objects with huge mass-loss, they are likely the last observable stage before collapse and thus promising progenitor candidates for type Ib/c supernovae. Their strong mass-loss furthermore provides challenges and constraints to the theory of radiatively driven winds. Thus, the determination of the WC star… Expand
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