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Accretion Disk

(disk around an astronomical body of material that is accreting)

An Accretion Disk is material around a star or other massive astronomical body distributed in the shape of a disk centered on the body, spiraling in toward the body, attracted by Gravity.


(gravity,black holes,stars,binary stars,accretion,object type,disks)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accretion_disc

Referenced by:
Accretion
Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN)
Blandford-Znajek Mechanism
Compton Scattering
Corotation Resonance (CR)
Decretion Disk
Epicyclic Frequency
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA)
Jet
Magnetosphere Truncation Radius
Microquasar
Magnetorotational Instability (MRI)
Rossby Wave Instability (RWI)
Spectral Line
Vortex

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