X-ray Emitting Binaries

Nustar_nustar200515a_1024

nustar_nustar200515a May 22nd, 2020

Credit: Renee Ludlum

Artists concept of a neutron star (the bright white star) surrounded by an accretion disk of material that it has stripped of its low-mass companion star (top left). This material shines in X-rays as it falls onto the neutron star during "outbursts" of extremely bright X-ray activity.

Provider: Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

Image Source: https://nustar.caltech.edu/image/nustar200515a

Curator: NuSTAR: Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, CA

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Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Binary
Nustar_nustar200515a_1280
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nustar200515a
Subject Category
B.3.6.1  
Subject Name
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Renee Ludlum
Release Date
2020-05-22
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Redshift
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https://nustar.caltech.edu/image/nustar200515a
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Artwork
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Good
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Equinox
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NuSTAR: Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array
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http://www.nustar.caltech.edu
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Pasadena
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CA
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nustar
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2022-02-18T23:24:50Z
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