# Binary orbits as the driver of γ-ray emission and mass ejection in classical novae

@article{Chomiuk2014BinaryOA,
title={Binary orbits as the driver of $\gamma$-ray emission and mass ejection in classical novae},
author={Laura B. Chomiuk and Justin D. Linford and Jun Yang and T. J. O’brien and Zsolt Paragi and Amy J. Mioduszewski and R. J. Beswick and C. C. Cheung and Koji Mukai and Thomas J. Nelson and Val{\'e}rio A. R. M. Ribeiro and Michael P. Rupen and J. L. Sokoloski and Jennifer Weston and Yong-gang Zheng and Michael F. Bode and S. P. S. Eyres and Nirupam Roy and Gregory B. Taylor},
journal={Nature},
year={2014},
volume={514},
pages={339-342}
}
• Published 13 October 2014
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Classical novae are the most common astrophysical thermonuclear explosions, occurring on the surfaces of white dwarf stars accreting gas from companions in binary star systems. Novae typically expel about 10−4 solar masses of material at velocities exceeding 1,000 kilometres per second. However, the mechanism of mass ejection in novae is poorly understood, and could be dominated by the impulsive flash of thermonuclear energy, prolonged optically thick winds or binary interaction with the nova…

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