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8 matches found for search term cataclysmic, exact phrase.

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...

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 dwarf. It gas flows away from it and plunges towards and around t...
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...

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...

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) with a very strong magnetic fie...
Keywords: cataclysmic, accretion, red dwarf, white dwarf, star, binary, magnetic, binary s...

SDSS 1212
Like Magnetic Accretion, this is an illustration of a type of cataclysmic binary called a polar. However, this is a polar with a difference, for there is a sub-stellar object called a brown dwarf (left) in orbit around the magnetic white dwarf (right...
Keywords: polar, cataclysmic, accretion, brown dwarf, white dwarf, star, magnetic...

Algol
Algol, also known as Beta Persei in the constellation Perseus, is the prototype of a class of interacting binary stars which differ from cataclysmic binaries. It was the first eclipsing binary ever found. Viewed from Earth, Algol varies its brightnes...
Keywords: binary, binary star, Algol, accretion, Beta Persei, eclipsing binary, star...

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