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Be X-Ray Binary
... his image shows, gas from the Be star's circumstellar disc flows towards the neutron star and surrounds it in a much smaller accretion disc. This gas is heated to very high temperatures, emitting x-rays. When the neutron star is far from the Be star, ...
Keywords: x-ray binary, accretion, accretion disc, black hole, blue giant, stellar wind, s...

Cataclysm VI
... distorts the red dwarf. It gas flows away from it and plunges towards and around the white dwarf, where it forms a so-called accretion disc. ...
Keywords: cataclysmic, accretion, accretion disc, red dwarf, white dwarf, star, binary sta...

Cataclysm VIIa
An impression of a cataclysmic binary / variable, showing the accretion disc nearly edge on....
Keywords: cataclysmic, accretion, accretion disc, red dwarf, white dwarf, star, binary sta...

Cygnus X-1
... s from its giant companion and that gas flows towards the black hole and then around it – to form what astronomers call an accretion disc. There is no bridge of matter between the objects, though, because the blue star is not sufficiently distorted ...
Keywords: x-ray binary, Cygnus X-1, accretion, accretion disc, black hole, blue giant, HMX...

High-Mass X-Ray Binary
... hly compact partner. Gas flows from the blue giant towards the black hole/neutron star and forms a gaseous pancake called an accretion disc. As it spirals to its doom, the gas is heated to very high temperatures, leading to the emission of x-rays, fr ...
Keywords: x-ray binary, accretion, accretion disc, black hole, blue giant, HMXB, stellar w...

Intermediate Polar
This picture shows a magnetic cataclysmic variable called an intermediate polar. The white dwarf and its magnetic field are spinning around very quickly where the centre of the accretion disc would be, removing its central regions. In its place is a ...
Keywords: cataclysmic, accretion, accretion disc, red dwarf, white dwarf, star, binary sta...

Low-Mass X-Ray Binary II
This image shows a low-mass x-ray binary star seen from a nearby, hypothetical asteroid field. The system consists of a red dwarf (bottom) which is losing its atmosphere to a black hole via an accretion disc....
Keywords: LMXB, x-ray binary, landscape, accretion, accretion disc, red dwarf, black hole,...

Supermassive Black Hole
... hey emit no light. But they can be seen indirectly, as in this image, if they are surrounded by a ring of stellar debris, an accretion disc. Please like or subscribe to my YouTube channel. ...
Keywords: black hole, accretion, jet, accretion disc, active galactic nucleus, supermassiv...

When Black Holes Collide
... cluster of galaxies, Abel 400. At the moment the two black holes in Abel 400 are widely separated, each surrounded by a vast accretion disc of gas and dust. For this picture, though, I imagined the scenario in several billion years, when the holes re ...
Keywords: active galactic nucleus, black hole, accretion, disc, accretion disc, jets, supe...

Cataclysmic Dawn
This is the same kind of binary star system (a cataclysmic variable) as depicted Cataclysm III and VI this time seen from a cave on a purely hypothetical, watery and rocky planet. Admittedly, though, such a situation is highly unlikely to exist in re...
Keywords: cataclysmic, accretion, accretion disc, red dwarf, white dwarf, star, binary sta...

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