Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

Lee Anne M. Willson

Abstract

I present a study of the symbiotic binary system R Aqr using a personally created database from the papers available on NASA's ADS and my attempt in understanding R Aqr's mysterious jet. Three different models are often used to describe this model: the parcel model, the accretion disk model, and the collision of winds model. The results of this paper show the best model thus far to fit this system by using model comparison and image analysis of HST images.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2575

Copyright Owner

Michelle Marie Risse

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-29

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

76 pages

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Physics Commons

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