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Unformatted text preview: of massive stars Beyond the neutron star limit Beyond this limit, no known force can resist the crush of gravity As far as we know, gravity crushes all the matter into a single point known as singularity It is not possible to see this, however the object has become a black hole- an object whose gravity is so powerful that not even light can escape it Black hole binaries The transition in X-Ray binaries isn’t an explosive one. It will still have an X-Ray binary Hot accretion disk produces X-Rays They are not holes in the universe, but holes in the observable universe....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course ASTRO 1020 taught by Professor White during the Winter '09 term at UGA.
- Winter '09