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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.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accretion_disk

Referenced by:
accretion
advection dominated accretion flow (ADAF)
active galactic nucleus (AGN)
alpha disk
broad emission line region
black hole model
Blandford-Znajek mechanism (BZ process)
Blandford-Payne mechanism (BP process)
Cloudy
Compton scattering
corotation resonance (CR)
decretion disk
dwarf nova
dynamo
eclipse mapping
epicyclic frequency
final parsec problem
fluorescence
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA)
jet
magnetospheric truncation radius
microquasar
magnetorotational instability (MRI)
retrograde accretion
Rossby wave instability (RWI)
shearing box
spectral line
spiral density wave
SS 433
Thorne-Żytkow object (TZO)
vortex

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