Evolution Through Helium Burning: Massive Stars

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
  • Alfred Weigert
  • Achim Weiss
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


Stars above approximately 8 \(M_{\odot}\) constitute the massive stars range. Their evolution is dominated by effects of convection, by severe mass loss, and rotation.


Mass Loss Massive Star Mass Loss Rate Main Sequence Stellar Wind 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
    • 1
  • Alfred Weigert
    • 2
  • Achim Weiss
    • 3
  1. 1.GöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingGermany

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