The Mysterious Case of V838 Monocerotis and the Red Novae

  • David S. Stevenson
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


Not all stellar explosions are associated with the death of stars. Astronomers are familiar with novae, the explosive but non-fatal eruptions associated with white dwarf stars in binary systems (Chap.  13). They are also increasingly aware of temporary eruptions in very massive supergiant and LBV stars (Chaps.  3 and  8).


Burning Dust Zirconium Helium Explosive 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David S. Stevenson
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  1. 1.NottinghamUK

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