This short film shows
transferred from the normal
star in a stellar
to the degenerate star.
X-ray sources in our
Galaxy are X-ray
binaries. These X-ray binaries are two stars which rotate around each other.
One of the two is a normal star; but the other is a collapsed star, such as a
which has about the same
mass as our Sun but
has shrunk to ten
less in radius. Material is drawn from the normal star and spirals in via an
disk onto the compact star. Intense X-ray emission is released from the
inner region of the accretion disk where it falls onto the collapsed star.