, Volume 307, Issue 1-3, pp 153-158
Date: 05 Dec 2006

Hydrodynamics of Supernova Evolution in the Winds of Massive Stars

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Abstract

Core-Collapse supernovae arise from stars greater than 8 M⊙. These stars lose a considerable amount of mass during their lifetime, which accumulates around the star forming wind-blown bubbles. Upon the death of the star in a spectacular explosion, the resulting SN shock wave will interact with this modified medium. We study the evolution of the shock wave, and investigate the properties of this interaction. We concentrate on the evolution of the SN shock wave in the medium around a 35 solar mass star. We discuss the hydrodynamics of the resulting interaction, the formation and growth of instabilities, and deviations from sphericity.