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Helium Flash

(helium ignition in a star)

A Helium Flash is the fast Fusion of Helium in a star. It can be a Helium Core Flash (aka just Core Flash) when the core of a Red Giant gains enough helium and heat to fuse, or a Helium Shell Flash (aka just Shell Flash, i.e., Helium Runaway Shell) when a layer of an Active Galactic Nucleus gains the helium and heat.


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

Referenced by:
Helium Runaway Shell
Red Giant

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