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6 matches found for search term stellar wind, exact phrase.

Cygnus X-1
... ar is not sufficiently distorted. Instead, the accretion disc is created by material sucked in from the blue giant's immense stellar wind. ...
Keywords: ... ion disc, black hole, blue giant, HMXB, stellar wind, star, black hole, binary s ...

Stellar Bow Shock
In some x-ray binary systems matter is transferred from one star to the other via the donor star's stellar wind. The stellar wind, like the Sun's solar wind, is a steady stream of particles that blasts away from the star's surface and out into space....
Keywords: HMXB, x-ray binary, landscape, accretion, blue giant, stellar wind, binary 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 star is in orbit around a tiny and ...
Keywords: x-ray binary, accretion, accretion disc, black hole, blue giant, stellar wind, s...

Earth's Magnetosphere
A diagram showing how the interaction of our atmosphere with the Sun's 'wind' produces the so-called magnetosphere....
Keywords: Earth, planet, star, terrestrial planet, magnetosphere, Sun, stellar wind, diagr...

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 proximity to its highly compact part...
Keywords: x-ray binary, accretion, accretion disc, black hole, blue giant, HMXB, stellar w...

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