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The matter it attracts from the other star forms a swirling “accretion disk” around it. Matter in the disk becomes incredibly hot because of friction and emits X-rays before it spirals into the black hole. Many X-ray binaries have been found; most probably contain black holes. Accretion disk surrounding black hole 53 The Milky Way O  ,  , a faint, hazy band of light arches across the MILKY WAY MYTHS In the mythology of the Aztecs of Mexico, the Milky Way was identified with Mixcoatl, the cloudserpent god.

It was the first pulsar to be found, now called PSR 1919+21. Steeper gravitational well Relatively shallow well Paths of light rays passing close to black hole are bent Light that strays too close is sucked in Neutron star Sunlike star BLACK HOLES When a collapsing star’s core is massive enough, it goes past the neutron star stage and keeps on shrinking, with its gravity growing stronger all the time. Think of space as a thin rubber sheet. ” The heavier the object, the deeper the well. A black hole is a steep, bottomless gravitational well, from which even light cannot escape.

Indeed, Saturn is so light that it would float in water. In appearance, the planet’s surface is a pale imitation of Jupiter’s, with faint bands of clouds drawn out by its rapid rotation. F ring THE RING CYCLE Saturn’s axis is tilted in space at an angle of nearly 27 degrees. Because of this, we see the ring system at various angles during the planet’s journey around the Sun. Twice during the near-30-year orbit, the rings lie edge-on to Earth, and almost disappear from view. B ring Shadow cast by Saturn across rings RING WORLD INSIDE THE RINGS Pictures taken by the Voyager probes show that Saturn’s rings are made up of thousands of narrow ringlets.

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