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Definition of the noun Accretor

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  1. [astronomy] An astronomical body (such as a star) that accretes surrounding material


Accretor is the stellar mass object that is drawing matter off of the donor star thus generating the X-ray emmisions.

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Google previewThermonuclear Supernovae (2012)

by P. Ruiz-Lapuente, R. Canal, J. Isern

If, for example, the accretor is a white dwarf, and mn is small, we would expect that over the duration of typical time steps, all of the matter is ejected via nova explosions; thus, s = 0, m = 2. If q and §ad are known, TX can be evaluated. If TX > 0 ...

Google previewStellar Interiors (2012)

Physical Principles, Structure, and Evolution by Carl J. Hansen, Steven D Kawaler, Virginia Trimble

Both can have either neutron star or black hole accretors. The LMXRB systems seem to be old, where the accretor is a neutron star, the magnetic field has decayed to 1010–109 G or less, ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Astronomy

by Blackie

Accretor Accuracy An astronomical object that accretes the surrounding material and grows in size. The quality of being without any errors. Achernar Brightest star in the constellation Eridanus. The star is a sub giant and has a flattened shape.

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Video shows what accretor means. An astronomical body (such as a star) that accretes surrounding material. Accretor Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...

Scrabble value of A1C3C3R1E1T1O1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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