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We are investigating the hydrodynamic interaction between pulsar winds and the winds associated with OB-stars such as those found in the high-eccentricity massive binary pulsar systems PSR B1259-63 (Johnston, et. al., 1992) and J0045-7913 (Kaspi, et. al., 1993). In particular, we seek to understand the transition between a globally stable standoff between the two winds, which may nonetheless exhibit local Rayleigh-Taylor and Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities, and a Bondi accretion flow onto the neutron star, which may provide observable episodic x-ray emission.
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