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Stothers 1971

Stothers, R.B., 1971: Collapsars, infrared disks and invisible secondaries of massive binary systems. Nature, 229, 180-183, doi:10.1038/229180a0.

The supergiant primary of the eclipsing binary system alt epsilon Aur is probably a star of high mass burning helium in its core. Cameron's suggestion that the invisible secondary is a massive collapsar surrounded by a cool disk of solid particles is thus given further support. A similar object with a disk may be in orbit around the supergiant 89 Her, which has a large infrared excess of unknown origin. The disk could be formed during the initial stage of collapse of the secondary.

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@article{st03210h,
  author={Stothers, R. B.},
  title={Collapsars, infrared disks and invisible secondaries of massive binary systems},
  year={1971},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={229},
  pages={180--183},
  doi={10.1038/229180a0},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - st03210h
AU  - Stothers, R. B.
PY  - 1971
TI  - Collapsars, infrared disks and invisible secondaries of massive binary systems
JA  - Nature
VL  - 229
SP  - 180
EP  - 183
DO  - 10.1038/229180a0
ER  -

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