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Stories by Edward P. J. van den Heuvel

Supersoft X-Ray Stars and Supernovae

Several years ago astronomers came across a new type of starthat spews out unusually low energy x-rays. These so-called supersoft sources are now thought to be white dwarf stars that cannibalize their stellar companions and then, in many cases, explode

September 1, 2004 — Edward P. J. van den Heuvel, Peter Kahabka and Saul A. Rappaport

X-Ray Binaries

In these systems, ultradense neutron stars feed on their more sedate companions. Such stellar cannibalism produces brilliant outpourings of x-rays and drastically alters the evolution of both stars

September 1, 2004 — Edward P. J. van den Heuvel and Jan van Paradijs

Supersoft X-ray Stars and Supernovae

Several years ago astronomers came across a new type of star that spews out unusually low energy x-rays. These so-called supersoft sources are now thought to be white dwarf stars that cannibalize their stellar companions and then, in many cases, explode

February 1, 1999 — Peter Kahabka, Edward P. J. van den Heuvel and Saul A. Rappaport

X-ray Binaries

In these systems, ultradense neutron stars feed on their more sedate companions. Such stellar cannibalism produces brilliant outpourings of x-rays and drastically alters the evolution of both stars

November 1, 1993 — Edward P. J. van den Heuvel and Jan van Paradijs

X-Ray-Emitting Double Stars

An analysis of certain very powerful X-ray sources suggests that the radiation emanates from a binary system where a superdense collapsed star is orbiting closely around a massive normal star

March 1, 1975 — Edward P. J. van den Heuvel and Herbert Gursky

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