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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 (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)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asymptotic_giant_branch

Referenced by:
Planetary Nebula (PN)

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