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Accretion Disk around binary star system WZ Sge - new model

[Accretion Disk - new model]

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An artist's concept of the new model of an accretion disk as it might appear around the binary star system WZ Sge. This new concept using new data from Kitt Peak National Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope includes an asymmetric outer disk of dark matter. The old model can be seen in this image gallery image. For more information, see NOAO Press Release 08-02.

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Minimum credit line: P. Marenfeld and NOAO/AURA/NSF

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