6 matches found for search term x-ray binary
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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...
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....
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...
x-ray binary, landscape, blue giant, star, black
hole, neutron star, stellar win...
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...
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....
HMXB, x-ray binary, landscape, accretion, blue
giant, stellar wind, binary star,...
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