binary star

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Synonyms for binary star

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

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Consequently, it follows that double star systems in which one component happens to be a deeply red-tinted carbon star and the other a star of non-carbon classification, will have higher than average colour contrasts.
Evidence that Eta Carinae might be a double star system was inferred from a repeating pattern of changes in visual, X-ray, radio and infrared light over approximately 5 1/2 years.
Baldwin of the University of Cambridge and his colleagues used the combination telescope, known as COAST (Cambridge Optical Aperture Synthesis Telescope), to examine Capella, a double star system 40 light-years away.
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Best visuals of a double star system have been captured for the first time, in which the cooler and larger of the two has lost most of its material to its 'vampire' companion, a new study has revealed.
Astronomers think that it may have had a violent past and has been ejected from a double star system by its exploding companion.
We know of no other double star system with stars this close," says Priedhorsky.