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Mass Loss

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Mass Loss Solar Wind Mass Loss Rate Stellar Wind Asymptotic Giant Branch 
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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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