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Binary Star Systems

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  1. Imagine the Universe! - X-ray Binary Stars

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Library of Past Questions and Answers

    X-ray Binaries

  1. What is Cygnus X-1?

  2. What is the cause of X-ray bursts ?

  3. Do companion stars survive SN events in binary star systems?

    Cataclysmic Variables

  1. What is the smallest nova ever found?

  2. What is an accretion disk in a binary star system?

    Binary Star Systems (general)

  1. Why are binary stars interesting?

  2. How do binary stars get detected when you can't see them?

  3. What percentage of the stars are binary systems?

  4. Could planets exist in stable orbits around binary stars?

  5. Why are there so many binary and multiple star systems?

  6. How are binary star systems formed?


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