EXPLAINING THE EARLY EXIT OF ETA CARINAE FROM ITS 2009 X-RAY MINIMUM WITH THE ACCRETION MODEL

@article{Kashi2009EXPLAININGTE,
  title={EXPLAINING THE EARLY EXIT OF ETA CARINAE FROM ITS 2009 X-RAY MINIMUM WITH THE ACCRETION MODEL},
  author={Amit Kashi and Noam Soker},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={701},
  pages={L59 - L62}
}
We use the accretion model to explain the early exit of η Car from its 2009 X-ray minimum. In the accretion model, the secondary star accretes mass from the primary wind near periastron passage, a process that suppresses the secondary wind. As the shocked secondary wind is responsible for most of the X-ray emission, the accretion process accounts for the X-ray minimum. The early exit from the 2009 X-ray minimum after four weeks, instead of 10 weeks as in the two previous minima, is attributed… 

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