Blues for a Dead World (2004)
Here 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.
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