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Paper: Massive Stars as Progenitors of Supernovae and GRBs
Volume: 374, From Stars to Galaxies: Building the Pieces to Build Up the Universe
Page: 61
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 ~ 8M produce neutron stars and supernovae, while those above ~ 20...30M are presumed to form black holes. At metallicities below that of the SMC, however, our knowledge becomes poor. We show that, possibly, a type of supernova dominates in the low-Z universe which hardly occurs at solar metallicity, and that stars of only 10M initially may form black holes rather than neutron stars.
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