Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 274, Issue 1–2, pp 285–290 | Cite as

Nature of the X-ray Source in Supernova Remnant RCW103

  • Sergei B. Popov


I discuss the nature of the compact X-ray source in the center of the supernova remnant RCW 103. Several models, based on the accretion onto a compact object are briefly discussed. I show that it is more likely that the central X-ray source is an accreting neutron star than an accreting black hole. I also argue that models of a disrupted binary system consisting of an old accreting neutron star and a new one observed as a 69-ms pulsar are most favored.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergei B. Popov
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  1. 1.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteMoscowRussia

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