Astrophysics (index)

Helium Flash

(helium ignition in a star)

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

(stars,event type)

Referenced by:
Helium Runaway Shell
Red Giant