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Paper: The Effects of Red Supergiant Mass Loss on Supernova Ejecta and the Circumburst Medium
Volume: 425, Hot and Cool: Bridging Gaps in Massive Star Evolution
Page: 279
Authors: van Loon, J. Th.
Abstract: Massive stars becoming red supergiants lose a significant amount of their mass during that brief evolutionary phase. They then either explode as a hydrogen-rich supernova (SN Type II), or continue to evolve as a hotter supergiant (before exploding). The slow, dusty ejecta of the red supergiant will be over-run by the hot star wind and/or SN ejecta. I will present estimates of the conditions for this interaction and discuss some of the implications.
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