Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Astronomy Cast Ep. 306: Accretion Disks

When too much material tries to come together, everything starts to spin and flatten out. You get an accretion disk. Astronomers find them around newly forming stars, supermassive black holes and many other places in the Universe. Today we'll talk about what it takes to get an accretion disk, and how they help us understand the objects inside.

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