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Accretion disc observations

  1. May 16, 2006 #1


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    I'm doing a project on accretion disks, and I was wondering if anyone could suggest something interesting relating to their observation that I could talk about. One thing I remember reading was that accretion discs are one of the most compelling means of proving the existence of black holes. Is this true, and if so, why? Thanks.
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  3. May 20, 2006 #2


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    There are a lot of things one could talk about, particularly as concerns quasars. Could you be a bit more specific?

    You may be thinking about this:

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  4. May 20, 2006 #3


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    This site is a more simplified summary if you're looking for something more generic (basic). About 2/3 down the page for accretion disk info.

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