We briefly summarize some recent work on nucleosynthesis in massive stars and supernovae. Here we explore: 1) the effect of including additional sources of nucleosynthesis besides massive stars into the mixture - especially classical novae and several varieties of Type Ia supernovae; 2) the sensitivity of the results to choices of theoretical nuclear reaction rates in the mass range 28 ≤ A ≤ 70; 3) nucleosynthesis above the iron group using a much larger reaction network; and 4) the sensitivity of these results to recent revisions in experimental reaction rates for isotopes A ≤ 28. For the recently revised rates, 17O is no longer a massive star product.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics