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Unformatted text preview: occurs, which is when matter from one star will transfer to the other. • Could explain black holes • If the star that is taking in the matter is a white dwarf, it could cause it to exceed the Chandrasekhar limit and trigger a supernova. • Neutron star binaries can actually gravitationally pull each other together causing a massive explosion. Conclusion: Studying binary star systems can help explain a lot of things that occur in the formation, life and death of stars. They can also give insight to the distances of galaxies and stars in our own galaxy. Hopefully one day the study of these systems could even help us solve the questions we have about black holes and the evolution of them....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course ASTR 2030 taught by Professor Mb during the Spring '06 term at Colorado.
- Spring '06