I have a question. I studied Bondi's model for spherical accretion. I know the assumptions made in the model are big and that they are rarely representative of what happens in astrophysics. What I ...
I read that a black hole can sometime "choke" on a star: "...the disrupted stellar matter was generating so much radiation that it pushed back on the infall. The black hole was choking on the ...
I have a homework assignment question on accretions discs (essentially an estimation of the number of electron scatterings, but this is just for background). There are a few parameters, one of them ...
High mass x-ray binaries necessarily accrete via wind, no disc accretion? What makes the difference between a hmxb and a lmxb? In what kind of circumstances does an accretion disc form? How does it ...