Astronomy Reports

, Volume 62, Issue 9, pp 567–573 | Cite as

WR + OB Binary Systems: Observational Evidence of Their Formation as a Result of Mass Exchange

  • A. M. CherepashchukEmail author


An analysis of observational data shows that, in most cases,Wolf–Rayet (WR) stars in known WR+ OB binary systems were formed as a result of mass transfer in initial OB + OB systems, rather than through radial mass loss by the more massive OB star via its stellar wind.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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