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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 smaller, cooler and fainter than the Sun. It is in orbit around a mu...
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...

Gliese 229b
Gliese 229 is a red dwarf flare star some 19 light-years away in the constellation of Lepus (the Hare). In 1994, astronomers detected a companion object, Gliese 229b, which turned out to be a brown dwarf. Indeed it was the first such object ever to b...
Keywords: Gliese 229b, brown dwarf, satellite, star, red dwarf...

Gliese 876
Located some 15 light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius, Gliese 876 is a red dwarf star with a planetary system around it. All of the four known planets, which are giants, orbit the central star very closely, at a distance inside or compara...
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, satellite, Gliese 876, ring, red dwarf, gas giant, star, star...

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,...

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...

Proxima
Proxima is the nearest star to the Sun. It is a dim red dwarf, smaller than our Sun and a great deal fainter. Here we see it from a hypothetical orbiting planet. To the right you can also make out Alpha Centauri, which is a binary star with two Sun-l...
Keywords: landscape, red dwarf, Alpha Centauri, Proxima, star, exoplanet, planet, surface...

Proxima Centauri b – Flyover
Proxima Centauri has been in the media a lot lately. This tiny red dwarf - only 1/7 the diameter of the Sun - is the closest star outside the Solar System, at 4.25 light-years. What's so special about it? Well, it's got a planet in orbit around it d...
Keywords: landscape, red dwarf, Alpha Centauri, Proxima, star, exoplanet, planet, animatio...

Proxima's Planet
Proxima is the nearest star to the Sun. It is a dim red dwarf, smaller than our Sun and a great deal fainter. Here we see it from Proxima b, a recently discovered exoplanet orbiting the red dwarf. To the right you can also make out Alpha Centauri, wh...
Keywords: landscape, red dwarf, star, exoplanet, Proxima, surface...

Stars Compared
Stars come in many sizes and colours, as this diagram for my ...
Keywords: star, red giant, blue giant, white dwarf, red dwarf, Sun, Proxima...

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