TITLE

White dwarf is caught hurling its outer layers at its red giant companion

AUTHOR(S)
Day, Charles
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Physics Today;Oct2006, Vol. 59 Issue 10, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the observation of a nova called RS Ophiuchi. The observations, which span the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to x-ray, have revealed for the first time how much accreted matter is shed in a nova outburst. From the previous outbursts, astronomers identified RS Ophiuchi as a symbiotic binary, a white dwarf and red giant orbiting their mutual center of mass.
ACCESSION #
22648402

 

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