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companion

in employment law, a person who accompanies a worker at a disciplinary or grievance hearing. The employer is under a duty to permit such a companion - chosen by the worker - to appear. The employer must permit the worker's companion to address the hearing in order to put the worker's case, sum up that case, respond on the worker's behalf to any view expressed at the hearing and confer with the worker during the hearing.

COMPANION, dom. rel. By 5 Edw. III., st. 5, c. 2, Sec. 1, it is declared to be high treason in any one who "doth compass or imagine the death of our lord the king, or our lady his companion," &c. See 2 Inst. 8, 9; 1 H. H. P. C. 124.

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On the other hand, no companion star was found for the Type Ia supernova SN 2011fe in the nearby galaxy M101.
Our knowledge of a binary evolution suggests that, if the companion star can survive the transition, brown dwarfs should be common in this type of system.
Additionally the companion star at ~16 magnitude puts this within reach of many amateur telescopes which can then contribute valuable data.
A team of astronomers have now spotted a black hole companion star with too many heavy elements.
com/early-detection-type-ia-supernovae-finds-white-dwarfs-companion-star-2578581) Type Ia supernova occurs in a binary star system which has a white dwarf and a companion star.
Or one white dwarf could siphon gas off a companion star until the white dwarf gains so much mass that it blows up.
Gas can then flow from the companion star to the neutron star or black hole, producing spectacular displays when some of the material is blasted out in powerful jets at close to the speed of light," he says.
Using NASA s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova.
These systems consist of pairs of objects where a compact star, either a neutron star or, more rarely, a black hole, is capturing material from an orbiting companion star.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- Astronomers have found evidence for a companion star that survived the blast of a supernova explosion.
Are they caused by a white dwarf pulling so much material from a companion star that it becomes unstable and explodes, or do they result from the merger of two white dwarfs?
The horse was runner-up two months ago to stable companion Star Crowned.