How the mass-loss rates of red-supergiants determine the fate of massive stars?

C. Georgy, S. Ekström, H. Saio, G. Meynet, J. Groh, A. Granada

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Abstract

Mass-loss rates are one of the most relevant parameters determining the evolution of massive stars. In particular, the rate at which the star loses mass during the red-supergiant (RSG) phase is the least constrained by the observations or theory. In this paper, we show how the mass loss during the RSG phase affects the later evolution of the star, as well as the final type of supernova towards which it leads. We also discuss some possibilities to discriminate between blue stars that went through a RSG phase and those which remained in the blue part of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBetelgeuse Workshop 2012 - The Physics of Red Supergiants
Subtitle of host publicationRecent Advances and Open Questions
Pages43-50
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 11
EventBetelgeuse Workshop 2012 - The Physics of Red Supergiants: Recent Advances and Open Questions - Paris, France
Duration: 2012 Nov 262012 Nov 29

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
Volume60
ISSN (Print)1633-4760
ISSN (Electronic)1638-1963

Other

OtherBetelgeuse Workshop 2012 - The Physics of Red Supergiants: Recent Advances and Open Questions
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period12/11/2612/11/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Engineering(all)
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Georgy, C., Ekström, S., Saio, H., Meynet, G., Groh, J., & Granada, A. (2013). How the mass-loss rates of red-supergiants determine the fate of massive stars? In Betelgeuse Workshop 2012 - The Physics of Red Supergiants: Recent Advances and Open Questions (pp. 43-50). (EAS Publications Series; Vol. 60). https://doi.org/10.1051/eas/1360004