Astrophysics (index)

Helium Flash

(helium ignition in a star)

A Helium Flash is the fast fusion of Helium (He) 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 (AGN) 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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