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 Some stars implode instead of going supernova
While perusing the CosmoQuest forum this morning I came across a Universe Today article about a star which seems to have imploded to become a black hole instead of going supernova.

It isn't obvious to me at what stellar mass this starts to become more likely. This particular example (the only one discovered so far, although there probably are many others) seems to have been about 25 solar masses. However, I suspect Betelgeuse (at 7.7 solar masses) is well under that limit.

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Some stars implode instead of going supernova - by selden - 05-29-2017, 01:52 AM

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