high-mass x-ray binary

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high-mass x-ray binary

[¦hī‚mas ¦eks‚rā′bī‚ner·ē]
(astronomy)
A binary system consisting of a massive (greater than 5 solar masses), early-type star and a neutron star or black hole that accretes material through a stellar wind or Roche-lobe overflow, resulting in the emission of hard x-rays. Abbreviated HMXRB.
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Papers are presented in sections on compact binaries in globular clusters, millisecond binary pulsars, supernovae from massive binary systems and GRBs, accretion on black holes and microquasars, accretion on white dwarfs and novae, rapid variability and secular evolution of LMX-Ray binaries, and secular evolution of high-mass x-ray binaries.