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a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation

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The study provides the first evidence that terrestrial planets can form in orbits similar to Earth's, even in a binary star system where the stars are not very far apart.
The newly discovered planet leads a turbulent existence: it orbits one star in a binary star system, with the other star close enough to disturb the planet's orbit.
NN Serpentis is actually a binary star system consisting of two stars, a red dwarf and a white dwarf, which orbit each other in an incredibly close, tight orbit.
The Cygnus Mystery proposes that the cause of this sudden shift lay in a sudden spike in the cosmic rays reaching Earth, offering evidence that the rays, which have left behind subatomic traces in deep caves, emanated from the binary star system Cygnus X-3.
OK, it's the kind of beauty that's best appreciated if you happen to be among the star-struck, sleep-deprived legions of amateur astronomers, people who are happy to stay up half the night to get a look at a really cool binary star system or an asteroid cruising wickedly close to Earth.
We have observed the binary star system V711 Tauri (HR1099, HD22468) in both the optical and radio frequencies.
Located in the plane of the galaxy, Circinus X-1 is the glowing husk of a binary star system that exploded a mere 2,500 years ago.
The planet was the first terrestrial planet with an Earth-like orbit ever discovered in a binary star system, a common constellation of two stars orbiting each other.
Kruse was looking for transits others might have missed in data from the planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope when he saw something in the binary star system KOI-3278 that didn't make sense.
For HD 106906 b, researchers say the planet may have formed through a binary star system.
The Kepler spacecraft has spied the first pair of planets passing in front of the binary star system they orbit.
Andreas Maurer, a Swiss amateur astronomer, claimed that a cardboard interferometer could accurately determine the angular separation of a binary star system.
I am writing a computer program to model the motion of a binary star system with any given mass, and initial conditions.
Mizar and Alcor do not orbit each other, so they do not make up a binary star system.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) detected a streamer of dust and gas flowing from a massive outer disk toward the inner reaches of a binary star system.