Bursts on neutron stars 1

Bursts on neutron stars 1

Artist impression by David A. Hardy of a binary system where a compact object such as a neutron star is accreting hydrogen and/or helium from a companion sun-like star through a so-called accretion disk. For a neutron star, this frame captures the situation about one second after a thermonuclear shell flash. A shell was blown off at relativistic speed and is just becoming transparent.

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  • Created By: Jason Maderer
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  • Created On: Dec 4, 2015 - 11:04am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:50pm