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dc.contributor.advisorRangelov, Blagoy
dc.contributor.authorBichon, Luis, III
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-21T18:28:48Z
dc.date.available2018-05-21T18:28:48Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7233
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2018.
dc.description.abstractThis research consists of the analysis of data from space based observatories such as the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. The method includes the stellar identification of optical sources in Messier 51 (the Whirlpool Galaxy) found in images from the Hubble Space Telescope. A multi-wavelength analysis (including aperture photometry) is performed on the identified stars, followed by age-dating, and mass estimation. These results are then cross-correlated with the results from preexisting catalogues of X-ray sources. These findings yield a deeper understanding of the nature of the X-ray binaries in the Whirlpool Galaxy and provide greater insight on the X-ray binary formation, and evolution in the galaxy. This knowledge can be generalized to other spiral galaxies much like our own Milky Way.en_US
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dc.format.extent34 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectPhysicsen_US
dc.subjectAstrophysicsen_US
dc.subjectSpaceen_US
dc.subjectAstronomyen_US
dc.subjectStellaren_US
dc.subjectEvolutionen_US
dc.subjectGalaxyen_US
dc.subjectX-Rayen_US
dc.titleThe Nature of the X-Ray Binaries in the Whirlpool Galaxy/M51en_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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