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Witnessing the emergence of a carbon star

Guzman-Ramirez, L; Lagadec, Eric; Wesson, R; Zijlstra, Albert A; Muller, A; Jones, D; Boffin, H. M. J.; Sloan, G C; Redman, M.P.; Smette, Alain; Karakas, Amanda; Nyman, Lars-Åke


During the late stages of their evolution, Sun-like stars bring the products of nuclear burning to the surface. Most of the carbon in the Universe is believed to originate from stars with masses up to a few solar masses. Although there is a chemical dichotomy between oxygen-rich and carbon-rich evolved stars, the dredge-up itself has never been directly observed. In the last three decades, however, a few stars have been shown to display both carbon-and oxygen-rich material in their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
DOI: 10.1093/mnrasl/slv055


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