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accrete

(ə-krēt′)
v. ac·creted, ac·creting, ac·cretes
v.tr.
To make larger or greater, as by increased growth.
v.intr.
1. To grow together; fuse.
2. To grow or increase gradually, as by addition.
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According to the black hole universe model, X-ray flares from the Milky Way center are the emissions of the dynamic massive black hole, Sgr A*, which is accreting objects that fail to orbit around Sgr A*.
The cumulative participating senior convertible preferred stock has a 5.75 percent quarterly accreting liquidation preference or, at Winstar's option, quarterly cash dividend.
When accreting matter, black holes produce a large amount of heat and electromagnetic radiation, including X-ray emissions which can be detected by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
In fact, it's much brighter than just about any transitory radio signal known, except for accreting supermassive black holes and tidal disruption events, outbursts created when a black hole eats a star.
Jon Miller, an associate professor of astronomy at U-M who also works on the project, said that if Sagittarius A* consumes some of G2, we can learn about black holes accreting at low levels-sneaking midnight snacks, asserting that it is potentially a unique window into how most black holes in the present-day universe accrete.
Astronomers therefore must take angular momentum of accreting white dwarfs seriously, even though it's very difficult science," explained Di Stefano.
Until the Ginga data showed otherwise, AC211 was the only one of nine known accreting neutron stars in globular clusters that had seemingly failed to exhibit this process.
The accreting black hole they found lies about 30,000 light-years from a brilliant, massive elliptical galaxy in the center of a cluster.
If the same is true for distant, young stars, then by analyzing the ultraviolet light they emit, we can learn about the material they are accreting.
Instead, accreting matter falls directly on the magnetic poles of the white dwarf.