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Making a Supermassive Star by Stellar Bombardment

23 Apr 2020, 16:00 UTC
Making a Supermassive Star by Stellar Bombardment
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Hiromichi Tagawa et al 2020 ApJ 892 36
Models show that when collapsing gas fragments at higher densities, the central protostar avoids contraction and keeps growing via frequent stellar mergers, reaching masses as high as ~105–106 M⊙.

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