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Eddington Limit

by Aziza
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Aziza
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Nov28-12, 04:26 PM
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A study is showing that higher redshift quasars emit more and more above their Eddington limit. How is this possible? Shouldnt this be causing the accretion disk to fly apart?
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Nov29-12, 03:10 AM
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Do you have a link to this study?
Aziza
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Nov29-12, 10:40 AM
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Do you have a link to this study?
yup here it is!

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=us

goldsax
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Dec4-12, 10:13 AM
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Eddington Limit

the study tries to give an explantion .
it has been known for a while that the Eddington Limit(Le) can be exceeded for periods of time..
but recall that the Le is a hypthetical limit based on the presumption that all the material is ionized hydorgen and all the material is accreted uniformally.


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