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I think we should not create types or acronyms with wikilinks to non-existent articles, unless we can at least give a reference to the external literature that defines the type. Otherwise we run the risk of creating an endless network of cross-references to imaginary or redundant classes of objects. Maybe a good test would be to try the acronym, or type words, out on Google, and make sure that we get a serious number of hits? Wwheaton (talk) 19:38, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
I think we should try merge more of the 'types/classifications' of XRBs into one page, otherwise we have a series of stud articles, e.g. supernova lists the 1a,1b, 1c etc. models, that reflect what we currently understand about those objects. Anthony Rushton (talk) 09:44, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
Agree, but let's have redirects for the more important subclasses, to the main article? Wwheaton (talk) 19:59, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Nature of an eclipsing object for an x-ray binary?
For an x-ray binary, for example, might one have accreting mass, both gaseous and even eventually of a liquid core, being drawn off toward a compact object (ss433 x-ray binary?). Might one have a resultant residual solid fused iron core fission reactor? Might it constitute the residual object for an eclipsing x-ray binary? Has it's x-ray profile (from the core?) been largely unaffected? Might radioactivity, versus just an iron core, have a differential effect on x-ray signature? Might this apply to all stars, even our sun, if the outer layers were stripped off? Do all stars have a liquid (fusion) core? Might a white dwarf (misnomer?) just represent the solid iron fission core of, for example, a preceding red giant? A fission core, detectable in infrared, that lasts essentially forever? Fusion, most efficient for a liquid core; and fission turned on, and most suitable, for a solidified core? SRM book at tmmalm.info.126.96.36.199 (talk) 22:17, 15 June 2011 (UTC)