Star WR 124

Wolf–Rayet stars

Wolf–Rayet stars are among the hottest stars; burn fast, burn bright.

Wolf–Rayet stars, often abbreviated as WR stars, are a rare heterogeneous set of stars with unusual spectra showing prominent broad emission lines of highly ionised helium an nitrogen or carbon. The spectra indicate very high surface enhancement of heavy elements, depletion of hydrogen, and strong stellar winds. Their surface temperatures range from 30,000 K to around 200,000 K, hotter than almost all other stars.


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An expelling sun, step through
A melting walkway