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thermal pulse

(pulse in an AGB star due to helium fusion in a shell)

A thermal pulse is an episode of helium fusion in a shell around the core of an asymptotic giant branch star. It is also known as a helium runaway shell.


(stars,event type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asymptotic_giant_branch

Referenced by:
planetary nebula (PN)

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