Wolf Rayet Star

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Wolf–Rayet Star - Description - Evolution Models
... The majority of WR stars are now understood as being at a natural state in the evolution of massive stars (not counting the less common planetary nebula central stars) ... WR stars are not thought to form in low metallicity stars because they don't lose enough mass, instead proceeding directly to pair-instability or photodisintegration supernovae ... Here are the likely sequences in the evolution of single stars of different masses without high rotation rates ...
Wolf–Rayet Star - Examples
... The most visible example of a WolfRayet star is Gamma 2 Velorum (γ² Vel), which is a naked eye star for those located south of 40 degrees northern latitude ... There are no other naked eye Wolf-Rayet stars ... The most massive star and probably most luminous star currently known, R136a1, is also a Wolf-Rayet star of the WNh type indicating it has only just started to evolve away from ...

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