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Average properties of X-ray burst sources

Nature volume 274, pages 650653 (17 August 1978) | Download Citation

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Observations of X-ray bursts from 10 sources reveal a remarkable uniformity in the properties of X-ray burst sources: if the peak luminosity in a burst is a standard candle the effective black body radius observed in bursts, is the same for all burst sources.

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    • Jan van Paradijs

    Permanent address: Astronomical Institute, University of Amsterdam.

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