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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:

    http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0107387
     
  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.

    http://www.astronomynotes.com/evolutn/s13.htm
     
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