Black holes in astrophysics

@article{Narayan2005BlackHI,
  title={Black holes in astrophysics},
  author={R. Narayan},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={199-199}
}
  • R. Narayan
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • New Journal of Physics
  • This paper reviews the current status of black hole (BH) astrophysics, focusing on topics of interest to a physics audience. Astronomers have discovered dozens of compact objects with masses greater than 3M⊙, the likely maximum mass of a neutron star. These objects are identified as BH candidates. Some of the candidates have masses ~5M⊙–20M⊙ and are found in x-ray binaries, while the rest have masses ~106M⊙–109.5M⊙ and are found in galactic nuclei. A variety of methods are being tried to… CONTINUE READING
    153 Citations

    Figures from this paper

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 101 REFERENCES
    Intermediate - mass black holes
    • 282
    • PDF
    Inward Bound—The Search for Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei
    • 1,681
    Dynamical Constraints on Alternatives to Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei
    • 153
    • PDF
    Sources of Relativistic Jets in the Galaxy
    • 664
    • PDF
    Evidence for a black hole from high rotation velocities in a sub-parsec region of NGC4258
    • 811
    On the lack of type I x-ray bursts in black hole x-ray binaries: Evidence for the event horizon?
    • 47
    • PDF
    BLACK HOLE AND NEUTRON STAR TRANSIENTS IN QUIESCENCE
    • 175
    • PDF
    Fluorescent iron lines as a probe of astrophysical black hole systems
    • 327
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF