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infrared excess


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Infrared emission from a star in excess of that expected from a black body with a temperature corresponding to the spectral type of the star. An infrared excess normally indicates that the star is surrounded by a shell or disk of warm dust heated by the star, for example a dusty shell around a red supergiant or a planetary system forming around a young star.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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