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Record 95 of 1773
Stellar black holes in globular clusters
External Online Source: doi:10.1038/364421a0
Author and Affiliation:
Kulkarni, S. R.(California Inst. of Technology, Pasadena, United States)
Hut, Piet(Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, United States)
Mcmillan, Steve(Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Abstract: The recent discovery of large populations of millisec pulsars associated with neutron stars in globular clusters indicates that several hundred stellar black holes of about 10 solar masses each can form within a typical cluster. While, in clusters of high central density, the rapid dynamical evolution of the black-hole population leads to an ejection of nearly all holes on a short timescale, systems of intermediate density may involve a normal star's capture by one of the surviving holes to form a low-mass X-ray binary. One or more such binaries may be found in the globular clusters surrounding our galaxy.
Publication Date: Jul 29, 1993
Document ID:
19930069241
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93A53238
Subject Category: ASTROPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Nature (ISSN 0028-0836); 364; 6436; p. 421-423.
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 3p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: BLACK HOLES (ASTRONOMY); GLOBULAR CLUSTERS; NEUTRON STARS; X RAY BINARIES; STELLAR CORES; STELLAR MASS ACCRETION; X RAY SPECTRA
Imprint And Other Notes: Nature vol. 364, no. 6436 p. 421-423. July 29, 1993
Miscellaneous Notes: Research supported by NSF, NASA, Packard Foundation, and Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center
Availability Source: Other Sources
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