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Published by D. Reidel Pub. Co. in Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Herbert Gursky and Remo Ruffini.
SeriesAstrophysics and space science library ;, v. 48
ContributionsGursky, Herbert., Ruffini, Remo., American Association for the Advancement of Science.
LC ClassificationsQB843.N4 N48
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 441 p. :
Number of Pages441
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5194192M
ISBN 109027705410, 9027705429
LC Control Number75015716

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Neutron Stars, Black Holes and Binary X-Ray Sources. Editors (view affiliations) Herbert Gursky; This book contains a set of articles based on a session of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held in San Francisco in February, In the experimental field we range from the reviews and. The articles communicate recent advances in the understanding of neutron stars and black holes as well as theoretical developments in relativistic astrophysics and knowledge of the physical processes occurring during late stages of stellar evolution. Topics include supernovae, short-time scale phenomena in electromagnetic and gravitational-wave astronomy, cosmic gamma-ray bursts, the physics Cited by: An explanation of cosmic X-ray sources, from black holes to galaxy clusters, as well as a review of the history of X-ray astronomy, what X-rays are and how they are produced. Some of the strongest X-ray sources in our galaxy are accreting neutron stars in binary star systems. With Chandra, astronomers have detected hundreds of such objects. Eventually the companion star comes to the end of its life, leaving a neutron star/black hole - white dwarf/neutron star/black hole binary, depending on the initial masses of the stars. Cygnus X-1 is this type of X-ray Binary. They are bright in X-rays not only because of the accretion disc, but also because there is a corona which is much more.

In: Gursky H., Ruffini R. (eds) Neutron Stars, Black Holes and Binary X-Ray Sources. Astrophysics and Space Science Library (A Series of Books on the Recent Developments of Space Science and of General Geophysics and Astrophysics Published in Connection with the Journal Space Science Reviews), vol   If you toss an apple onto a neutron star at the limit of what its constituent neutrons can bear, and it will abruptly collapse into a black hole. The heftiest known neutron star weighs times. The characteristics and peculiar features of the principal X-ray sources detected by an X-ray satellite are examined, with particular reference to X-ray sources which constitute the compact component of binary stars (the Cyg X-1 close binary and five eclipsing close binaries). It is argued that for such binary systems, accretion (deposition of matter on a compact object, accompanied by release. Neutron stars and black holes are formed by: type II supernovae. In a neutron star, the core is: X-ray bursters occur in a binary star systems. The two types of stars that must be present to make up such an object are: Very rapid time variations help establish the tiny size of many X-ray sources, showing they must be collapsed objects.

Black Holes and Binary X Ray Sources When an object of mass M has radial size less than R = 2GM/c 2 (the Schwartzschild radius ; 3 kilometers for a mass of 1 solar mass), then the surface gravitation becomes so intense that not even light may escape; the object disappears from view. Scientists with the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (Insight-HXMT) team presented their new results on black hole and neutron star X-ray binaries during a press conference held October 25 at the first China Space Science Assembly in Xiamen.. X-ray binaries are binary stars that emit X-rays and are composed of a normal star and either a neutron star or a black hole. X-ray binaries are a class of binary stars that are luminous in X-rays are produced by matter falling from one component, called the donor (usually a relatively normal star), to the other component, called the accretor, which is very compact: a neutron star or black infalling matter releases gravitational potential energy, up to several tenths of its rest mass, as X-rays. Many bright X-ray binary sources have been discovered in our galaxy and nearby galaxies. In about ten of these systems, the rapid orbital velocity of the visible star indicates that the unseen companion is a black hole. (The figure at right is an X-ray image of the black hole candidate XTE J+) The X-rays in these objects are produced by.