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In today's session of this MESA summer school we will explore the binary module! In particular we will consider cases where the binary system consists of a star with a companion black hole, which is modeled as a point mass. This lab has been designed for use with MESA version 22.05.1.
Credit for this lab also goes to those who carefully tested it before today!
As you proceed with the labs, be sure to keep your partial results saved as each lab builds upon the previous one. If you run into problems with a part, don't worry, solutions are provided at each step, including work directories ready to run!