Astrophysics (index)

Compact Object

(Compact Object)
(dense astronomical body such as white dwarf or denser)

A Compact Object (or Compact Star) is a collective term for White Dwarves, Neutron Stars, Black Holes (BH) and other hypothesized exotic dense stars, which often are Stellar Remnants, what's left after a star's fusion has run out. The term Degenerate Star is also used for compact objects that are not black holes. A Compact Object Merger is a merger of two such stars, the source of hypothesized detectable Gravitational Waves (GW) and a Luminosity (L) potentially 1015 that of the Sun.


(star type,object type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_star

Referenced by:
Binding Energy
Bondi Radius
Computational Astrophysics
Galactic Binary
Gravitational Wave (GW)
LIGO
Nanohertz Gravitational Waves
RXTE
StarTrack
Stellar Remnant
Tidal Tail

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