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Paper: Winds
Volume: 40, Inside the Stars, IAU Colloquium 137
Page: 620
Authors: MacGregor, K. B.
Abstract: It is by now well known that most main sequence stars continuously lose mass as a consequence of the winds they emit. In addition to affecting the thermal and dynamical state of the stellar atmosphere, such mass loss can also induce changes in the interiors of stars. In the present review, we consider a few of the ways in which sustained, wind-like mass loss can alter the physical state of main sequence stellar interiors by examining the differences in internal structure, composition, and rotation between mass-losing and conservatively evolving stars.
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