Accretion process same for growth of stars and black holes

Astronomy Now - A Southampton astronomer is among a team of international researchers whose work has revealed a surprising similarity between the way in which astronomical objects grow including black holes, white dwarfs and young stars.

The research saw Professor Knigge working with two former University of Southampton colleagues. The paper's lead author, Simone Scaringi, a Humboldt Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, in Germany, was an undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD student at the University of Southampton. Tom Maccarone, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Texas Tech University, was a Reader in Astronomy at the University of Southampton.

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