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Paper: Massive Stars, Supernovae and long GRBs
Volume: 388, Mass Loss from Stars and the Evolution of Stellar Clusters
Page: 37
Authors: Langer, N.; van Marle, A.-J.; Poelarends, A.J.T.; Yoon, S-C.
Abstract: The evolutionary fate of massive stars in our MilkyWay is thought to be reasonably well understood: stars above ~ 8MSolar produce neutron stars and supernovae, while those above ~ 20...30MSolar are presumed to form black holes. At metallicities of the SMC and below, however, our knowledge becomes poor. We show that, possibly, a type of supernova dominates in the metal-poor universe which hardly occurs at solar metallicity, and that stars of only 10MSolar initially may form black holes and gamma-ray bursts rather than neutron stars.
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