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luminous red nova

(red-colored event theorized to be a merger of two stars)

A luminous red nova (LRN) is a type of observed transient that has a red coloring, that has been theorized to be the merger of two stars. The luminosity is less than a supernova but more than a nova. The light curve shows its own characteristics, lasting quite some time, and growing more red including infrared.

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