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X-ray emission from HD 5980 system
- Title X-ray emission from HD 5980 system
- Released 16/02/2007 1:50 pm
- Copyright (c) XMM-Newton/Nazé et al.
As HD 5980's two major stars orbit each other every 20 days, the X-ray emission of the system changes. The left part shows the actual XMM-Newton data, whereas the right side gives the geometry of the system at the same time (the observer is supposed to look at it from the bottom). The collision is marked with a solid dark line, the orbit in a thinner line, and the erupting star in dark blue.
- Id 223085