Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)
Stars lose mass through stellar winds. Without a self-consistent theory of stellar mass loss one resorts to simple mass loss formulae that approximate the mass loss rates as function of the star’s global parameters.
KeywordsMass Loss Solar Wind Mass Loss Rate Stellar Wind Asymptotic Giant Branch
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