Compact stellar X-ray sources

  title={Compact stellar X-ray sources},
  author={Walter H. G. Lewin and Michiel van der Klis},
1. Accreting neutron stars and black holes: a decade of discoveries D. Psaltis 2. Rapid X-ray variability M. van der Klis 3. New views of thermonuclear bursts T. Strohmayer and L. Bildsten 4. Black hole binaries J. McClintock and R. Remillard 5. Optical, ultraviolet and infrared observations of X-ray binaries P. Charles and M. Coe 6. Fast X-ray transients and X-ray flashes J. Heise and J. in 't Zand 7. Isolated neutron stars V. Kaspi, M. Roberts and A. Harding 8. Globular cluster X-ray sources… 
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