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Questions regarding highly evolved, massive stars near the end of their life, with very high surface temperatures.

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Should we fear Wolf-Rayet WR-104?

I've read on Quora about Wolf-Rayet binary star WR-104, which is thought to be a precursor to a supernova explosion with two accompannying gamma ray bursts. It looks as if the rays will travel in our ...
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Have all Wolf-Rayet stars evolved off the main-sequence?

From what I've read from various sources, Wolf-Rayet stars are massive, evolved stars that typically are the hottest, most luminous stars known. They experience high mass loss, taking their mass from $...
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Which star has the highest mass loss rate?

We have known lists of stars with high luminosity, temperature, mass, size, and much more. However, I have not seen a list that compares each star's mass loss rates. So, which star (or stars) have the ...
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