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Animation of a Cataclysmic Binary
This video shows an interacting binary star system known as a cataclysmic variable (CV) or cataclysmic binary. The larger star is a red dwarf, a normal and very common star somewhat sm...
Keywords: cataclysmic, accretion, accretion disc, red dwarf, white dwarf, star,
Be X-Ray Binary
Here is a different kind of x-ray binary. In the foreground (top) is a hot star called a Be star. It spins so quickly that it is surrounded by a circumstellar disc of matter, flung off via centrifugal force. The Be st...
Keywords: x-ray binary, accretion, accretion disc, black ...

Binary Sunset
In this image I imagine an Earth-like world in orbit around not a single star but a close binary. What beautiful sunsets could be witnessed from this world. In the sky I have added a giant satellite, its night side il...
Keywords: ... binary star, star, satellit... ...

Blues for a Dead World
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 o...
Keywords: x-ray binary, landscape, blue giant, star, blac...

Cataclysm VI
A cataclysmic binary is a close-binary star system consisting of red dwarf (bottom) in orbit around a white dwarf. The proximity of the latter and its powerful gravity distorts the red...
Keywords: cataclysmic, accretion, accretion disc, red dwarf, white dwarf, star,
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 ...
Keywords: cataclysmic, accretion, accretion disc, red dwarf, white dwarf, star,
Cygnus X-1
Cygnus X-1 is a very famous x-ray binary star system. It consists of a giant blue star (top) in orbit around what in all likelihood is a – wait for it – black hole. The black hole steals gas from its giant compani...
Keywords: x-ray binary, Cygnus X-1, accretion, accretion ...

High-Mass X-Ray Binary
This is an animation of a high-mass x-ray binary, in which a giant blue star is in orbit around a compact companion – sometimes a neutron star and sometimes a black hole. The giant star is distorted owing to its pro...
Keywords: x-ray binary, accretion, accretion disc, black ...

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, accre...

Magnetic Accretion
This is an impression of a polar or an AM Herculis binary. It is a type of cataclysmic variable related to the system seen in Intermediate Polar. A red dwarf (bottom) loses material to a compact white dwarf (top right...
Keywords: cataclysmic, accretion, red dwarf, white dwarf, star, ...

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