low-mass X-ray binary


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low-mass X-ray binary

(LMXB) See X-ray binary.

low-mass x-ray binary

[¦lō ¦mas ¦eks‚rā ′bī‚ner·ē]
(astronomy)
A binary system consisting of a low-mass (typically less than 1 solar mass), late-type star and a neutron star or black hole that accretes material through Roche-lobe overflow, resulting in the emission of relatively soft x-rays. Abbreviated LMXRB.
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