What does AGB mean in Chemistry?

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Asymptotic Giant Branch

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Asymptotic giant branch
The asymptotic giant branch is the region of the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram populated by evolving low- to medium-mass stars. This is a period of stellar evolution undertaken by all low- to intermediate-mass stars late in their lives. Observationally, an asymptotic-giant-branch star will appear as a bright red giant with a luminosity thousands of times the Sun. Its interior structure is characterized by a central and inert core of carbon and oxygen, a shell where helium is undergoing fusion to form carbon, another shell where hydrogen is undergoing fusion forming helium and a very large envelope of material of composition similar to main-sequence stars.

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