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The Hottest Stars In The Universe Are All Missing One Key Ingredient (Synopsis)

21 Aug 2017, 14:00 UTC
The Hottest Stars In The Universe Are All Missing One Key Ingredient (Synopsis) Judy Schmidt, based on data from WISE and Spitzer/MIPS1 and IRAC4

The most massive stars in the Universe are true behemoths, rising to hundreds of times the mass of our Sun and burning at temperatures upwards of 30,000 K at their surface. But there are stars out there that are even hotter, despite only being 10% or less as massive: Wolf-Rayet stars. The key to their cosmic success? Blowing off their outer layers of hydrogen.

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