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Stellar Evolution in the Disks of Active Galactic Nuclei Produces Rapidly Rotating Massive Stars

19 Aug 2021, 16:00 UTC
Stellar Evolution in the Disks of Active Galactic Nuclei Produces Rapidly Rotating Massive Stars
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Adam S. Jermyn et al 2021 ApJ 914 105
Stars formed in or captured by accretion disks in active galactic nuclei spin up rapidly via accretion, eventually reaching and maintaining near-critical rotation rates. They may later evolve into high-spin massive black holes.

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