H ere you have an impression of a high-mass x-ray binary (HMXB), in which a blue giant (right) orbits a compact object such as a neutron star or black hole. The blue giant has a powerful stellar wind, shown radiating outwards here. Some of this material wraps around the compact object in a shock wave, producing x-rays via accretion.
Name: Blues for a Dead World
Category: Stars & Nebulae, Exoplanets
Medium: Vue, Photoshop
Client: Red Lemon Press