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Thermonuclear (Type I) X-Ray Bursts Observed by the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer
We have assembled a sample of 1187 thermonuclear (type I) X-ray bursts from observations of 48 accreting neutron stars by the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, spanning more than 10 years. The sampleExpand
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We use dynamical mass measurements of 16 black holes in transient low-mass X-ray binaries to infer the stellar black hole mass distribution in the parent population. We find that the observations areExpand
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On the Mass Distribution and Birth Masses of Neutron Stars
We investigate the distribution of neutron star masses in different populations of binaries, employing Bayesian statistical techniques. In particular, we explore the differences in neutron starExpand
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Sonic-Point Model of Kilohertz Quasi-periodic Brightness Oscillations in Low-Mass X-Ray Binaries
Quasi-periodic brightness oscillations (QPOs) with frequencies ranging from ~300 to ~1200 Hz have been discovered in the X-ray emission from 14 neutron stars in low-mass binary systems and fromExpand
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A Unified Description of the Timing Features of Accreting X-Ray Binaries
We study an empirical model for a unified description of the power spectra of accreting neutron stars and black holes. This description is based on a superposition of multiple Lorentzians and offersExpand
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The Disk-Magnetosphere Interaction in the Accretion-powered Millisecond Pulsar SAX J1808.4–3658
The recent discovery of the first known accretion-powered millisecond pulsar with the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer provides the first direct probe of the interaction of an accretion disk with theExpand
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Modeling Collisional Cascades in Debris Disks: Steep Dust-size Distributions
We explore the evolution of the mass distribution of dust in collision-dominated debris disks, using the collisional code introduced in our previous paper. We analyze the equilibrium distribution andExpand
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First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole
When surrounded by a transparent emission region, black holes are expected to reveal a dark shadow caused by gravitational light bending and photon capture at the event horizon. To image and studyExpand
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The Hot and Energetic Universe: A White Paper presenting the science theme motivating the Athena+ mission
This White Paper, submitted to the recent ESA call for science themes to define its future large missions, advocates the need for a transformational leap in our understanding of two key questions inExpand
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Ultracompact X-ray binaries with neon-rich degenerate donors
There are three low-mass X-ray binaries (4U 0614+091, 2S 0918-549, and 4U 1543-624) for which broad-line emission near 0.7 keV was previously reported. A recent high-resolution observation of 4UExpand
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