Astrophysics (index)

Thermal Pulse

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

A Thermal Pulse is an episode of Helium (He) fusion in a shell around the core of an Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) star. It is also known as a Helium Runaway Shell.

(stars,event type)

Referenced by:
Planetary Nebula (PN)