Artist's impression of Her X-1
Date: 19 June 2008
Depicts: Artist's impression of Her X-1
Copyright: D. Klochkov
Hercules X-1 is a prototypical binary system formed by a pulsar (a neutron star) and a low mass companion star. In this system mass flows from the companion onto the neutron star, forming an accretion disk.
Last Update: 1 September 2019