binary star

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

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An analysis of new optical STIS observations from Hubble will also allow them to search for close binary systems in R136.
The reader is directed to a recent comprehensive publication regarding new opportunities and challenges in close binary work wherein further astrophysical research is motivated in this field (Gimenez, Guinan, Niarchos & Rucinski 2006).
Also highlighted are hydrogen-deficient stars in close binary systems, and massive Wolf-Rayet stars and their relation to Type I supernovae and Gamma-ray bursts.
That discovery suggests that close binary stars may be the best places of all to look for planets and for life on other planets.
"Cataclysmic variables are close binary stars in which one star is transferring matter onto the other, a white dwarf," Pilachowski said.
"What we think we're seeing is a close binary system in which one object is either a neutron star or a black hole," says Sumner G.
But how did such an incredibly close binary system involving a black hole form in the first place?
The basic idea is that a ULX is a close binary system consisting of a black hole and a star.
If a star is part of a close binary system, it could easily swallow up its companion star, shredding it to create a disk of material with the potential to birth second-generation planets.
Washington, May 5 ( ANI ): Scientists have claimed that two sun-like stars are always better and moons in close binary solar systems have a better chance of hosting life than those in single-star systems.
After introducing compact binaries generally, they explore close binary formation; the common envelope physics; the post common envelope phase; the compact phase; graveyard or boom; and instruments, telescopes and tools.
The main difference between the two classifications, EA and oEA, is their previous evolutionary life in close binary systems.
Among naked T Tauri stars, the fraction of stars that turn out to be close binary systems is roughly the same as the fraction of binaries found among comparable older stars elsewhere.