Article about disappearing star accepted to ApJ Letters

Our article entitled “On the maximum stellar rotation to form a black hole without an accompanying luminous transient”, by Ariadna Murguia-Berthier, co-authored by Aldo Batta, Agnieszka Janiuk, Ilya Mandel, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Rosa Wallace-Everson, has been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

In this work, we use the results of GR MHD simulations to constrain the maximal stellar rotation rates of the disappearing massive progenitors PHL293B-LBV and N6946-BH1, and to provide an estimate of the overall rate of disappearing massive stars. We find that about a few percent of single O-type stars with measured rotational velocities are expected to spin below the critical value before collapse and are thus predicted to vanish without a trace.

The ArXiv link to the text is here.


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