PI: M. Virginia McSwain, Yale University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Department of Astronomy, PO Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101, USA
CoI: Douglas R. Gies, Georgia State University
CoI: Tabetha S. Boyajian, Georgia State University
Title: Detecting Quiet Massive X-ray Binaries
Abstract: Wind accretion models of the X-ray luminosity in massive X-ray binaries (MXRBs) predict a class of ``quiet'' MXRBs in which the stellar wind is too weak to power a strong X-ray source. The first two candidates systems, HD 14633 and HD 15137, were recently detected. These O star + neutron star systems were ejected from the open cluster NGC 654, but although they both show evidence of a past supernova within the binary system, neither is a known X-ray emitter. These systems provide a new opportunity to examine the ejection mechanisms responsible for the OB runaway stars, and they can also provide key information about the evolution of spun-up, rejuvenated massive stars.
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