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in Stellar Astrophysics

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Why a new 1D stellar evolution code?

The MESA Manifesto discusses the motivation for the MESA project, outlines a MESA code of conduct, and describes the establishment of a MESA Council. Before using MESA, you should read the manifesto document. Here's a brief extract of some of the key points

Stellar evolution calculations remain a basic tool of broad impact for astrophysics. New observations constantly test the models, even in 1D. The continued demand requires the construction of a general, modern stellar evolution code that combines the following advantages:

Users are encouraged to add to the capabilities of MESA, which will remain a community resource. However, use of MESA requires adherence to the MESA code of conduct: