Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 304, Issue 1–4, pp 379–382 | Cite as

Future Prospects for Ultra-High Resolution Imaging of Binary Systems at UV and X-ray Wavelengths

  • Margarita Karovska
Original Article


UV and X-ray space-based interferometry will open unprecedented possibilities for spectral and spatial studies of a wide range of currently unresolvable interacting systems. Ultra-high angular resolution direct imaging of individual} components and transport processes in interacting binary systems is essential for detailed studies and modeling of accretion and activity. Understanding the mass loss characteristics of both components, and the dynamics of the system as a function of time, will provide key inputs to evolutionary models and will revolutionize our view and understanding of the Universe.


High-angular resolution Interacting binaries 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margarita Karovska
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  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsHarvardUSA

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