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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...

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,...

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 outwards here. Some of this materi...
Keywords: x-ray binary, landscape, blue giant, star, black hole, neutron star, stellar win...

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 companion and that gas flows towards the...
Keywords: x-ray binary, Cygnus X-1, accretion, accretion disc, black hole, blue giant, HMX...

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,...

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