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a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation

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Gas can then flow from the companion star to the neutron star or black hole, producing spectacular displays when some of the material is blasted out in powerful jets at close to the speed of light," he says.
In this report I would like to present a LC of the companion star that supports evidence for the expected tidal forces and will report on short period irregularities observed in the continuity of the LC.
While we can't speak to all Type la supernovas, our evidence points to Kepler being caused by a white dwarf pulling material from a companion star, and not the merger of two white dwarfs.
The black hole's companion star, which revolves around it every 2.
Material can be seen being dragged towards the black hole from the companion star and swirling round as it disappears like water down a drain.
The phenomenon is created when the intense pressure of light from WR104 blows particles off a nearby companion star.
It is a type of two-star system known as a Cataclysmic Variable, where one super dense white dwarf star is stealing gas from its companion star, effectively "cannibalizing" it.
The companion star may have dumped gas on the white dwarf until the added weight sparked a thermonuclear detonation.
Using NASA s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova.
9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova.
These systems consist of pairs of objects where a compact star, either a neutron star or, more rarely, a black hole, is capturing material from an orbiting companion star.
As the name suggests, X-ray binaries are star systems made up of two parts: a compact stellar remnant -- either a neutron star or a black hole; and a companion star -- a normal star like our sun.
The supernova occurred in a binary star system, involving a white dwarf and its companion star.
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If the companion star lies above or below the plane of the planet's orbit, gravity will finesse the planet into a path that more closely aligns with the two stars.