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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.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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