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Stellar Wind

(gas or plasma emanating from a star)

Stellar Wind is outward-moving gas from a Stellar Atmosphere, presumed steadier than bursts. It is the analog of Solar Wind for other stars, but for other types of stars, the makeup and other characteristics can vary. For example, massive stars tend to have much stronger stellar wind, to the point of emitting much more of their mass over a much shorter lifetime. The term Superwind refers to an extreme wind in a very late phase of an Asymptotic Giant Branch star.


Referenced by:
Carbon Star
Star Formation Feedback
FIRE Simulations
HI Supershell
Mass Loading
Mass Loss
Proxima B
Solar Wind
Sound Speed
Stellar Age Determination
Symbiotic Binary
Wolf-Rayet Galaxy
Wolf-Rayet Star