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luminous red nova

(LRN)
(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.


(stars,event type,transient type)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminous_red_nova
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017ASPC..510..401B/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...805L..18W/abstract
https://phys.org/news/2015-07-colliding-red-giant-prime-luminous.html

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