Cyclotron Radiation

The process by which cyclotron radiation is produced as free electrons spiral around magnetic field lines generated by the white dwarf companion in the EF Eridanus system. Radiation from this process is emitted in the infrared part of the spectrum.

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Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA/J. Lomberg

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Release date:Oct. 5, 2004, 8 p.m.
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