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On the Maximum Stellar Rotation to form a Black Hole without an Accompanying Luminous Transient

11 Nov 2020, 17:00 UTC
On the Maximum Stellar Rotation to form a Black Hole without an Accompanying Luminous Transient
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Ariadna Murguia-Berthier et al 2020 ApJL 901 L24
A few percent of single O-type stars with measured rotational velocities are expected to spin slowly enough at the end of their lifetimes that they will collapse directly into a black hole without producing a visible signal.

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